Dance for Justice, Fundraiser for Big Bend Water Protectors (Nov 3 Marfa, TX)
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Dance for Justice, Fundraiser for Big Bend Water Protectors (Nov 3 Marfa, TX)

Music, Shadow Puppets and Dancing! 

DJ COMACHO
ROSS CASHIOLA
JOSH JONES
TILLEY HAWK
RAERED
AWNA TEIXEIRA (Taos, NM)

7:30 PM
Suggested donation 5-$10

Join us in raising funds to support the Big Bend Water Protectors Lori Glover, Benjamin Franklin, and Anna Kruger (The Big Bend 3). 

Extreme hurricanes of climate change are decimating U.S. coastlines, daily we breathe toxic smog from Frack-zones and, yet, our state and federal government refused to acknowledge the demands of communities to hold corporations like Energy Transfer Partners accountable. Three brave citizens stood in their way. Lori Glover, Benjamin Franklin Craft-Rendon, and Anna Kruger of Two Rivers Camp cared enough to peacefully protest the construction of the billionaire owned Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Presidio County. The same ruthless corporation responsible for indigenous, environmental, and human rights violations against Standing Rock incurred when constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

The Big Bend 3 were handcuffed, thrown in jail, and given harsh criminal felony charges for exercising their 1st Amendment rights and protecting the Big Bend community from water, land, and air pollution and the abuses of eminent domain.

Now they face an unjust justice system and all the legal expense that comes with it. 

To be added to the Big Bend Defense Coalition List or if you want to volunteer email bigbenddefense@gmail.com .

Go Fund Me Link
https://www.gofundme.com/no-tppl-in-the-rio-grande

Mail donations to
Big Bend Defense Coalition
C/O Mark and Lori Glover
PO Box 812
Alpine, TX 79831

Checks payable to Big Bend Defense Coalition

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Rally & March for Indigenous Peoples Day (Sept 30 Houston TX)
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Rally & March for Indigenous Peoples Day (Sept 30 Houston TX)

  • Sam Houston Monument At Hermann Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Many blessings to you all.

Please join us on this Saturday at the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park. We will gather and begin witha unity ceremony as one people. Following this, leadership and representatives from supporting movements will be asked to speak.

We are calling for all medicine carriers of Turtle Island to bring your medicines and drums, they will be needed at the front of the procession heading to Bell Park, where the image of Christopher Columbus stands as a symbol of oppression to the people of this place. We will make offerings and prayers here to our countless ancestors all across Turtle Island who were murdered as a result of Colonization, a virus that continues to infect to this day. Following this ceremony we again invite leadership and representatives as well as individuals to speak and give expressions. 

We invite our brothers and sisters of ALL walks to stand with us in solidarity, and to bring their medicines to the front of the procession as well.

Together, we share a common suffering and continued oppression. Let us unite in our efforts to remove symbols of ignorance and oppression and may we together help each other heal from the genetic wounds of our ancestors, left by these heinously glorified savages. 

Together We Rise! Together We Heal! 

TIME LINE: 
4pm Meet up at monument and Unity Ceremony
4:30 Community Speakers (Leadership and representatives)
5pm March to Bell Park
5:30 Honoring & Remembrance Ceremony
6pm Expressions from community leaders and representatives as well as individuals

Please remember our indigenous movements retain and enforce a No Fire Arms policy. Please keep your fire arms in your vehicles or at home. We appreciate your understanding and solidarity.

We aslo ask that if you could join us at City Hall on Tuesday October 3rd at 2pm to speak to city council in regards to implementing Indigenous Peoples Day in Houston and to include the statue of Christopher Columbus umong other statues to be removed from the city. 

Groups Standing In Solidarity:

Brown Berets de TejAztlan
Workers World Party
Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas
Carnalismo Brown Berets
Idle No More
Houston Free Thinkers
Black Lives Matter Houston
Houston Black Snake Killers

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STOPSTOP Energy Transfer Partners! Energy Transfer Partners! (Sept 8th- Dallas TX)
Sep
8
3:30 PM15:30

STOPSTOP Energy Transfer Partners! Energy Transfer Partners! (Sept 8th- Dallas TX)

### NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ALERT TO STOP ETP!! ###

SEPT 8TH @ ETP HDQTRS, DALLAS, TX 3PM-6PM!!

StopETP.org has organized a UNIFIED FRONT and a NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO STOP ETP! 
Dallas will hold it's NATIONAL RALLY on September 8th.

WHAT WE KNOW:
- Energy Transfer Partners steals land, poisons air and water, and
trashes the climate.
- Energy Transfer Partners violates Human Rights
- Energy Transfer Partners has had 317 pipeline incidents between
2006 and April 2017
- Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for $64M estimated
property damage as a result of these spills
- Energy Transfer Partners ROVER PIPELINE IN OHIO has had 18
REPORTED LEAKS and has had 2 MILLION
GALLONS OF ILLEGALLY TOXIC DRILLING FLUID into
SENSITIVE WETLANDS

- Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for more spills since 2006
than any other company
- Energy Transfer Partners is responsible for the Rover Pipeline, 
Bayou Bridge, Dakota Access, Trans-Pecos, and Mariner East
pipelines.

A coalition of frontline communities and allies are taking coordinated action to force withdrawal of their unnecessary and damaging pipeline projects, stop violating human rights, and stop polluting the air, water, and climate. 

Wherever they build, ETP destroys land, pollutes air and water, and violates human rights to build nearly a half dozen new massive crude oil and gas pipelines FOR GREED.

PLEASE JOIN US and OTHER GROUPS IN DALLAS TX ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 AT 3PM TO TELL THIS GREEDY CORPORATE GIANT AND THE CEO, KELCY WARREN, WE ARE STILL HERE AND WE ARE STILL WATCHING YOU. 
THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS WATCHING YOU. 

CO-HOSTED BY the Coalition for Environmental Justice- North Texas

No alchohol, drugs, weapons, or masks
For more information: 

Society of Native Nations:
Frankie Orona 323-377-0245
Yolonda Blue Horse 972-971-5676

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Gathering against Climate Change due to Fracking of Fossil Fuels (Aug30-Sept4 Floresville TX)
Aug
30
to Sep 4

Gathering against Climate Change due to Fracking of Fossil Fuels (Aug30-Sept4 Floresville TX)

  • Carrizo/Comecrudo Compound (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aug 31 7:05 pm Gathering for Peaceful walk/march against Climate Change and Fossil Fuels on a traditional Esto'k Gna trail (Hwy 181). through Eagle Ford Shale devastation in Wilson County and Karnes County. 

Sept. 1 6:30am Sunrise Voice sent.
8:00am Start Walk/Ride through Eagle Ford Shale devastation in Wilson County and Karnes County. 
3:00 pm back in car Drive to another Esto'k Gna traditional Trail on Hwy 77 an oppose the Valley Crossing Pipeline by sending our traveling songs. Valley Crossing Pipeline threatens La Sal Del Rey and every other Esto'k Gna burial, village, and equinox and Solstice site in the area. 

Sept. 2. 6:45am Sunrise songs sent at Hwy 48 another trail that is between the Wildlife Refuge and Esto'k Gna sacred site Garcia Pasture.
3:00pm return for purification and Bear Dance at the Carrizo/Comecrudo Compound
7:00pm thanksgiving meal (potluck)

September 3 sunrise songs to send

Camping Available
No drugs or Alcohol
830-381-7992
1250 Roemer Ln
Floresville, Texas
78114
www.carrizocomecrudonation.com
Donate:
https://www.youcaring.com/thecarrizocomecrudotribeoftexas-746943

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Save the Mission! Save the River! Resist the Wall! (Aug 12th- Mission, TX)
Aug
12
7:00 AM07:00

Save the Mission! Save the River! Resist the Wall! (Aug 12th- Mission, TX)

Join us for an ecumenical procession and rally to honor the history and culture of the Rio Grande Valley and the importance of the Rio Grande, as we resist the Trump administration's call for border walls. Trump's walls are a manifestation of hate, and would damage our communities and natural areas and cut off our access to the river.

Schedule:
7:00 am--Procession starts at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and ends at La Lomita Mission
9:00 am--Rally begins at La Lomita Mission, including music and speakers
10:30 am to 12:00 pm--Community picnic

Stay tuned for more details!

The Trump Administration is planning to wall off long stretches of the Rio Grande Valley, including important sites like the Historic La Lomita Chapel, which was built in 1865. A wall on the levee next to the Mission could damage the structure and block access to the site. Walls elsewhere would cut off people's homes, strip farmers of their land, close our parks, and devastate our ecologically sensitive wildlife refuges. Walls do not stop people from crossing, but they do funnel them into remote areas where they are at risk of dying from dehydration and exposure. 

This event is hosted by an alliance of groups and individuals that are pushing back against attacks on border communities and defending vulnerable populations. The Trump administration, Congress, and the Texas Legislature have made statements and crafted policies that malign, scapegoat, and abuse the border region and those who live here. Proposals such as new border walls would inflict real and lasting harm, and they demonstrate a fundamental ignorance of the reality of the border. We will not stand for immigrants, people of color, those living in poverty, members of the LGTBQ community and others being targeted. We demand that federal, state, and local elected officials cease attacks on our community, repudiate the false narratives driving bad policy, and advocate on our behalf.

Sponsors:

A Resource in Serving Equality
Accion de Gracia Inmigracion
Action South Texas
Awesome Women in Action
Call to Action
Center for Biological Diversity
Chimney Park Resort
Church World Service
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, US Provinces
Daughters of Charity of the U.S.A
Defenders of Wildlife
Earth Guardians-Rio Grande Valley
Earth Justice
Environmental Awareness Club at UTRGV
Friends of Estero Llano Grande State Park
Friends of Friendship Park
Friends of the Wildlife Corridor
Frontera Audubon
Fuerza del Valle Workers Center
Governing Foundation
Harlingen PFLAG
Hidalgo County Democratic Party
Hidalgo County Young Democrats
Hope Border Institute/Instituto Fronterizo Esperanza
Interfaith Welcome Coalition of San Antonio
La Union del Pueblo Entero
McAllen American Federation of Teachers
Mennonite Central Committee
Mi Familia Vota
Migrant Rights Collective of Houston
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Association of Social Workers
National Butterfly Center
National Council of Jewish Women
North American Butterfly Association
Northern Jaguar Project
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
People for Peace and Justice
Proyecto Azteca
Rio Grande Valley Texas Democratic Women
Sierra Club
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Socialist Party USA
Southwest Environmental Center
Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Stonewall Democrats of the Rio Grande Valley
Texas Civil Rights Project
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County
United for Reproductive and Gender Equity
United We Dream
West Hidalgo County Tejano Democrats
Wildlands Project

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Save the Sacred Waters of the Rio Grande Powwow
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Save the Sacred Waters of the Rio Grande Powwow

This event is co-hosted by: GreenDrinks RGV, Save RGV from LNG, Sierra Club, and the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. This is a potluck event, and an alcohol-free event. If you would like to bring a dish to share, please do so, but it is not required. We will also provide fry bread and aguas to drink.

Attendees will learn about LNG, receive an update on the status of the proposed terminals, get involved to stop LNG, and learn about the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe whose sacred site could be destroyed by the Texas LNG company. The presentations are followed by a Powwow by the Carrizo Tribe. 

Schedule: 
Welcome/Introduction
Presentation: What is LNG? How can I get involved? 
Presentation: Protect Indigenous Sacred Sites from LNG. 
Powwow by Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe

For more information, contact: Patti Cakes, Save RGV from LNG, or Melinda Melo.

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Artful Activism: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!
Jul
22
1:30 PM13:30

Artful Activism: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

  • Wildflower Church: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation - Austin, TX (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chances are you've heard of the proposed carbon-rich tar sands pipeline, Keystone XL. 

Nebraska is the LAST state that hasn't authorized KXL's current route, so they are uniquely positioned to prevent its construction. 
350 Austin is supporting the efforts of Bold Nebraska to stop KXL. Bold Nebraska is a non-profit coalition of farmers, Tribal Nations, ranchers, and citizens seeking to stop KXL and promote renewables.

On August 6th, marchers are gathering in Lincoln to protest KXL, and hearings about KXL are scheduled on August 7th-11th. Ultimately, a commission of 5 elected officials in Nebraska must make this huge decision by November. 

We will voice our support and spread awareness about the Bold Nebraskamovement, encourage folks to use art to speak out against KXL, and ultimately help put pressure on the commission members to do the right thing and say no to the destructive pipeline.

Come join us! 
** Create designs that you and your fellow activists can use in their demonstrations and over social media. 
** Meet new friends and get to know local activists. 
** Learn more about #NoKXL and the accompanying #SolarXL, a plan to build renewables in place of KXL. 

Art supplies and light refreshments will be provided. :) 
You don't have to be an artist to join the conversation - we welcome all ages and abilities! 
Open to the community - invite your friends!

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Greenpeace Non-Violent Direct Action Training
May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Greenpeace Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Greenpeace is back to our area for another Non-Violent Direct Action Training on Sunday, May 28th from 1-6 p.m.!!!

Join us for this full day training to practice skills in De-Escalation, Non-Violent Direct Action, Strategy, Historical and Legal Perspective, Creative Rabble Rousing and more! 

$10.00 donation requested to help de-fray the costs of producing the training. 

Scholarships available; no one will be turned away.
Space is limited to 50 people
Pre-paid registration required to reserve your space. 

Training includes snacks & drinks with local farm-to-table lunch catered by Wolfsong Farms.

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World Water Day & America's toxic tap/drinking water crisis
May
22
to May 23

World Water Day & America's toxic tap/drinking water crisis

  • Santikos Entertainment (Palladium AVX) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Purchase tickets at http://ancientwaterrestoration.com/products/world-water-day-americas-water-crisis
Ancient Water Restoration has partnered with UN Water to host the largest World Water Day event in the U.S at The Palladium AVX Theater in Houston TX on May 22- 23 from 1-8 PM!!! Our event will focus on the Global Water Crisis with an emphasis on America's water woe's that includes coli-form, lead, dioxin, radioactive tritium and other toxic chemicals, pathogens and toxins. We will discuss the lead problem in America's public schools across the board. Of-course, we will discuss Flint MI and the crisis that is taken place there, standing rock and holding major corporations accountable for polluting the water for the rest of us.

Solutions will be discussed and provided and we will show participants how to achieve great income and self empowerment by helping to solve the World Wide Water Crisis.
We are providing advanced knowledge about alkaline, restructured and living water across the board. Top African leaders and UN Ambassadors will be in the house to show you how to grow your business in the African market and establish trade with Africans! Top scientist from around the world will be here to educate you about water filtration and purification systems and how to prepare for emergencies. 

We will also do brief interviews with ALL OF OUR VENDORS and display them on the large screen. If you would like to become a vendor at this historic event send us a message and we will send you the vendors form. Purchase your tickets now at. http://ancientwaterrestoration.com/products/world-water-day-americas-water-crisis

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Presentation: Pipelines and Eminent Domain for LNG
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Presentation: Pipelines and Eminent Domain for LNG

Did you know that the Rio Grande LNG export terminal will require a massive natural gas pipeline, called the "Rio Bravo Pipeline? Landowners that refuse their land for this pipeline could have their land seized by eminent domain. Natural gas pipelines also have many safety hazards and can leak or explode. 

Please invite those who may be impacted by the pipeline. This is a presentation to learn more about eminent domain and pipeline hazards. 

Light refreshments will be made available and children are welcome.

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WaterSaver Walk
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

WaterSaver Walk

Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Come see what’s in bloom!
Meet at 10 a.m. in the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Hill Country and Cottage Garden Styles with Guide Linda Cace, Master Naturalist

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Decolonize Dallas: Water is Life - Closing Celebration
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Decolonize Dallas: Water is Life - Closing Celebration

Join American Indian Heritage Day, Ash Studios, and Trans.lation Vickery Meadow for the final unveiling and celebration of artwork created during Community Artmaking day.

Curatorial Statement:
Dallas is not Dallas, it is occupied former Mexico. Mexico is not Mexico, it is occupied former Wichita land. Uptown is not Uptown, it is occupied former Freedman’s Town. And the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants in Dallas, whether it be through the Transatlantic slave trade, Trail of Tears, Hurricane Katrina, or refugee resettlement system, are questioning what it means to be landless. Dallas is built upon a history of colonialism and violence obscured by respectability politics and a history of Accommodation. Currently the site of immense financial capital and immense income disparity and segregation, Dallas engages in the neocolonial practice of concentrating capital in the hands of the few while depending on the exploitation of many. 

As Dallas continues to grow in profile as a global city due to the presence of capital, redevelopment, and a thriving cultural community, a simultaneous need arises to decolonize Dallas’s troubled history and present. While Dallas likes to speak of itself as a city of the future, this colorblind futurism erases historical violences that shaped Dallas and continue to shape its present and future. Who gets to speak for Dallas? Who claims its history? Who claims belonging? 

Decolonize Dallas is a series of events and exhibitions that activate historical memory through culture in four contested sites throughout the city of Dallas. Decolonize Dallas focuses on cultural producers and communities on the margins to reshape dominant narratives of identity and history in Dallas. It is neither the beginning nor the end, but rather a continuation of a long, difficult process towards transformation and reconciliation in a divided city.

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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March for Science - Dallas
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

March for Science - Dallas

This is the new and updated public event page for the March for Science! Please share with your friends and join our March for Science Dallas Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marchforsciencedallas/

Our finalized route will move from City Hall to Fair Park along the heart of Dallas.

We will have a rally for about an hour prior to the March start, looking forward to seeing everyone there. The actual March itself will begin at 10 AM.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Resistance Benefit
Apr
21
12:30 PM12:30

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Resistance Benefit

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feat. Luke Redfield + Hotel Brotherhood
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The Trans-Pecos Pipeline is a proposed natural gas transmission line designed to send massive quantities of U.S. fracked gas to Mexico. The pipeline would cross through the heart of the Big Bend, running east of the Davis Mountains–skirting the town of Alpine–passing through the famed Marfa Lights and the Chinati Mountains near the historic town of Shafter before tunneling beneath the Rio Grande to pass into Mexico. Although the United States is covered in a maze of oil and gas transmission pipelines, these huge pipelines still end in the Permian Basin, stopping well short of the Big Bend. If this pipeline is built, we fear it could open the door to additional industrial infrastructure and destroy the pristine nature of the region. There are some places simply too special to sacrifice for “progress.” Please join our fight to protect the integrity of the Big Bend for future generations.
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Hosted by La Abeja Herbs and El Cosmico with live music from Luke Redfield and Hotel Brotherhood, rad vendors including Lovecraft Vintage and Fortress. We'll have food, we'll have drinks, we'll have an epic West Texas Sunset -- and most important of all, a good dose of solidarity and resistance. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to support the Waer Protectors of the Two Rivers Camp - Stop Trans Pecos Pipeline -- an indigenous-led group actively resisting the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

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Protest The "TEXAS TRAITOR" Gov. Greg Abbott
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Protest The "TEXAS TRAITOR" Gov. Greg Abbott

Traitor to all Texans!
OUR WATER, AIR, LAND!
He is a sell out to the people of this state! He was bought by Kelcy Warren for a seat as commissioner on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department which has put all. In 2014 he banned banning fracking. He has sought to punish sanctuary cities that stand with immigrants. He has put legislation into motion to strip funding for disabled and special needs children

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Gathering Our Hearts At Standing Rock
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Gathering Our Hearts At Standing Rock

A work-in-progress screening of the new documentary Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock by Oscar-nominated and Telly Award-winning filmmaker Fidel Moreno, with Moreno in attendance. Including interviews with a range of First Nation people and non-Indian supporters, the documentary project chronicles the story of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement. The hour-long screening will be followed by a traditional water ceremony and brief Q&A with the director.
Admission is pay what you wish at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations will equally benefit the Standing Rock community (through Cedric Goodhouse, Hunkpapa Lakota Chairman of the Long Soldier District of Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Reservation) and the completion of the film.

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What's Next for Water Protectors - with Cheryl Angel
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

What's Next for Water Protectors - with Cheryl Angel

  • 1921 Overland Stage Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Austin water and earth protectors and Standing Rock supporters are invited to a unique opportunity for debriefing after the recent closing of the water protection camps in Cannonball, North Dakota. Join Lakota elder, indigenous activist and water protector Cheryl Angel as we gather together to support each other, share our stories, and gain inspiration to keep standing.

Cheryl Angel is an indigenous activist, water protector, and land defender. She leads women in powerful, prayerful, and peaceful direct actions to sustain the living earth's watersheds. Since the closing of Sacred Stone Camp, she travels the country speaking and expressing her deep love of the water and those who protect it.

This will be a prayerful gathering--no drugs or alcohol. Gifts of tobacco, sage, and sweetgrass for the native elder would not be inappropriate. Native American instruments are welcome.

We will share food around 6:00. Please bring a dish to share. A charcoal grill will be ready around 5:45.

LOCATION:
1921 Overland Stage Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

MAP:
https://goo.gl/maps/Tv9j6qeDHjF2 

DIRECTIONS:
Traveling north on Hamilton Pool Road, take an immediate left turn past the Hamilton Pool park entrance. Travel about 2 miles on Stagecoach Ranch Rd to Overland Stage Road.

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Decolonize Dallas: Water is Life
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Decolonize Dallas: Water is Life

Join American Indian Heritage Day, Ash Studios, and Trans.lation Vickery Meadow for a community day with hands-on art and educational programming about water access issues in Dallas and beyond.

Curatorial Statement:
Dallas is not Dallas, it is occupied former Mexico. Mexico is not Mexico, it is occupied former Wichita land. Uptown is not Uptown, it is occupied former Freedman’s Town. And the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants in Dallas, whether it be through the Transatlantic slave trade, Trail of Tears, Hurricane Katrina, or refugee resettlement system, are questioning what it means to be landless. Dallas is built upon a history of colonialism and violence obscured by respectability politics and a history of Accommodation. Currently the site of immense financial capital and immense income disparity and segregation, Dallas engages in the neocolonial practice of concentrating capital in the hands of the few while depending on the exploitation of many. 

As Dallas continues to grow in profile as a global city due to the presence of capital, redevelopment, and a thriving cultural community, a simultaneous need arises to decolonize Dallas’s troubled history and present. While Dallas likes to speak of itself as a city of the future, this colorblind futurism erases historical violences that shaped Dallas and continue to shape its present and future. Who gets to speak for Dallas? Who claims its history? Who claims belonging? 

Decolonize Dallas is a series of events and exhibitions that activate historical memory through culture in four contested sites throughout the city of Dallas. Decolonize Dallas focuses on cultural producers and communities on the margins to reshape dominant narratives of identity and history in Dallas. It is neither the beginning nor the end, but rather a continuation of a long, difficult process towards transformation and reconciliation in a divided city.

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Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training

  • Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Houston Texas Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training

Organized by activists with Greenpeace-Houston, 350-Houston, Emerson Justice Advocates, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Texas Drought Project.

WHAT: Training about skill-sets and considerations of planning and doing nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience for protests and strategic campaigns, primarily for activists of beginner and intermediary experience levels. The majority of organizations offering this training are focused on climate action and environmental justice; The skills covered are cross-applicable to supporting any number of justice struggles. We are motivated by a goal of growing our community networks and capacities to take action for defending our city, state, communities/neighbors, with strength and solidarity.

WHERE & WHEN: 
April 9th, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm --- Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057

COSTS & ACCOMMODATIONS: We are operating with limited funds and capacities, but we will do our best to make these trainings accommodating and accessible. Please inform us below if you need childcare, audio or visual aids, avoidance of certain allergens, or other particular amenities in order to fully participate.
*** In order to fairly compensate our trainers and offer food, we are requesting a donation of $10 or more (sliding scale). No one will be turned away for lack of donating, but we ask that you seek sponsorship support if you can't spare $10 yourself."

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People For The Earth Fundraiser
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

People For The Earth Fundraiser

Come join us for a beautiful evening of music, food, poetry, a silent auction, face painting, balloon twisting, raffles, informational speakers and vendors. 

We are gathering to raise funds for the West Texas Esto'k Gna Tribe who are leading the fight against the Fossil Fuel Industry and the destruction of our Mother Earth. They are working to establish traditional villages that help educate and bring awareness to the local communities. We are coming together to fight FRACKING, PIPELINES and the imminent destruction of sacred lands, flora and fauna. 

Please join us for a dinner of Cashew Molé with Chicken, Cashew Molé with veggies, homemade Spinach Tortillas, Veggie Spaghetti, Mixed greens salad , Capírotada (Mexican Bread Pudding) with Cajeta and Love Waters!

$7.00 entry fee plus there will be a jar set up where you can drop monetary donations or you may donate via https://www.youcaring.com/thecarrizocomecrudotribeoftexas-746943



Music/Performers:

K. Boogie - 6:30 pm
Poetry Performance

Adriana Sophia Vidales - 7:30 pm
A dear friend whom is a singer from the piney woods of Lufkin, Texas loves to make jazzy soulful sounds that bubble up from the soul as music.

Batala Houston - 8:00 pm
Samba Reggae Drum Group
A Samba Reggae percussion band that is part of a worldwide family of over 1,000 Batalá drummers all over the world. We play afrobrazilian rhythms from Bahia, Brazil. Our band is made up of all-volunteer members, and we are currently open to anyone who is interested in learning more about joining us and drumming with us!


Sherita Perez - 8:30 pm
Sherita Perez stands apart from pretty much every other performer. One of the most diverse singers in Texas, Perez can go from full band performance to solo act with the snap of your fingers. Perez adds a sultry attitude to each and every song she writes. Perez brings a stage presence that can fill any room. She’s been featured in multiple publications including Houston Press, Scene Magazine, and Free Press Houston, as well as recording with famed producers Chris “Frenchie” Smith and Josh Applebee. Sherita Just released her EP Htown Love and went on a a Pacific West Coast tour.

Pablo Mancias - 9:00 pm

Cristina Urquieta - 9:30 pm

Bobby Levy - 10:00 pm
Butoh performance






SPEAKERS:

Juan Mancias - Esto'k Gna Tribal Nation Spokesperson

Jessie Mancias - Esto'k Gna Tribal Nation Spokesperson

Oskar Gonzalez Yetzirah - Community leader, owner of Mid-Town Mojo Manufacturers

Mary Carol Edwards - A 10th generation Texan, wetland biologist, and teacher in training at the Houston Zen Center. 
Mary Carol is the stormwater wetland program specialist at the Texas Coastal Watershed Program, a part of Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She works to demonstrate the benefits of designing wetlands into flood control basins in the Galveston Bay watershed. She has previously worked at TCWP’s freshwater wetland restoration program, landscape design and landscape architecture companies, and also in genetics labs at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University.
Mary Carol is a Houston native. She has a BA in Biology and an MA in Architecture from the University of Houston and enjoys bringing both disciplines together in projects that incorporate nature in the built environment. Mary Carol will talk about the waterways that are impacted by the proposed pipeline, and what that can mean to us. What is the value of a fish you can't eat? What is the value of water you can't drink?

Fox Red Sky - An Activst and film maker Native to Texas. She is a student at Austin Film School, a US Veteran, mother and a wife. Fox a Lipan Apache, is a proud member of the Native American Church and the Green Party. When Fox finds spare time she also creates beautiful pow wow shawls and is working on bringing back traditional native plants and foods. Fox is currently working on her documentary Keep the Fire Lit:lost tribes of texas, which is truly a labor of love. Fox will present a short documentary on the Carrizo ComeCrudo Tribe of Texas and share her experience in the making of this film. You can vist
https://www.gofundme.com/keep-the-fire-lit-feature-film 
to donate to this project. 
Or Vist www.keepthefirelit.com

VENDORS

Una luna Henna - highly skilled Farrah Babette Godfrey, will adorn your body with beautiful henna designs. She also has beautiful clothing for sale on site

Attiya & Christine

We are two friends who came together as empaths to bring healing and medicine to the home. Our intentions come from the heart space. Attiya is a healer who works with oils, crystals and Argonne. She creates items to raise your vibration. All her creations carry both Angelic and Usui Reiki energy. Christine works with stones, crystals and beads. Through visions and dreams, she creates light catchers , each with their own unique story.

Bhakti Light - 
Bhakti Light is Chakra Art drawn from my Heart💖! It's anywhere from apparel for your whole family to enjoy even your furry children, to art such as vinyl decal stickers, coasters, wall hangings, purses, bags, root chakra shoes, head bands, malas, and more! It started as gifts for my yoga students and has expanded greatly... I call it my gift that keeps on giving!!! 
http://bhaktilight.com/shop/


Vi Patel Adams - face painting for kids and adults.  

Hugs from Heaven - We offer hand crafted wire wrapped crsytals ...we say the crystals call you. See which ones are calling you! Michelle offers Indian animal totem readings helping build the spiritual gut intuition for your daily walks. We offer holistic essential oils to help heal your emotional health.

Cristina Urquieta - vegan chocolate chip cookies

Celestial Blues - glass creations and boot jewelry. 





MORE INFO COMING SOON!!!

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Water Protector Wake Up Tour
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Water Protector Wake Up Tour

I can FINALLY speak on this MAGIC! I wish I could express in human form how DOPE & EXCITING this event is going to be on the weekend of April 7th & 8th!

I am currently working with a group of some of the most brave, talented, passionate, hardworking, sincere humans to make this fundraising/awareness tour happen. This group is comprised of a few of the Oceti Youth runners who started the movement, and a group of artivists (artists who are activists) that joined in support of the youth and Sioux nations to stand for the water. These Water Protectors endured unforgettable encounters at Standing Rock that they want to share/reflect on, and felt deep in their hearts the calling to activate and man this mission. Much respect and gratitude goes out to band members Kelli Love & Donald Strickland for coming up with the idea, being soutionaries and visionaries of purpose, and for all the hands working together to make this successful.

One Tribe (based in Hawai'I) had their hearts touched by the motivation, energy & purpose of the amazing Oceti Sakowin youth runners upon meeting them, so much that they decided to join them on the remainder of their journey, return back to North Dakota with them to protect the water and stand against DAPL, as well as raise funds for their cause along the way. They had done big work & found themselves standing for good causes before their journey to North Dakota, from having actively toured with/performed for Bernie Sanders camp Our Revolution and the UpToUs caravan during election time which is when they met the youth runners, to currently persevering to positively make an impact socially, environmentally, and for various causes and demographics. They have expressed how motivated and humbled they are at the opportunity to have the Native youth join to share testimony of their experiences, talk about critical current events, discuss how to rise up/respond/and act during times of aggressive confrontation & political conflict from their perspective, and perform their music. 

These beautiful souls jam heavy too! Their music full of substance, truth, positivity, energy, motivation, strength and love. They are a mixture of various genres: reggae, hip hop, rock, r&b, Afro beat, soul, spoken word poetry & so many beautiful sounds! Considering the undeniable & strong stand/support Austin has consistently had for Water Protectors, I would love to express continued gratitude and solidarity in the battles they are still facing with Morton county, the issues and causes they are resiliently willing to show up and stand for physically, and all their continuing work by showing up BIG for this event. A portion of funds raised will be donated to both the Oceti Sakowin Youth Council, and to assist other protectors in Texas that are standing against the TPPL (Trans Pecos Pipeline) in West Texas along with a supply donation station setup at each segment of the event (forum & concert) for supporters to contribute to.

Each date in each city will be eventful & consist of a combination of reflection, a forum/discussion, storytelling, speaking on current events, live painting, local activist group info, a full concert and more. In addition to Austin, they plan to make their way to the Sabal trail pipeline, and are stopping in several other cities that have shown love & participation in days of action/divesting/contributing, that still stand with the movement of Standing Rock and against detrimental, environmental atrocities & pipeline infiltration. They are joined by 3 separate acts, Some of Austins own environmental activist speakers, and at least 1 or 2 local musicians will join the lineup. All members and aspects of this collective have moved my soul, which is great motivation to make this an insightful, memorable, beautiful experience for everyone! 

Ticket and venue info TBA soon

This has the potential to be an amazing, impactful event. Please suggest any conscious organizations/businesses/individuals that would be open to sponsor/donate something/anything from: volunteers, food, fliers, snacks for road travel, live art, lodging or blow up beds/blankets, volunteers, tents/tables (for merch & activist info etc), and anything else you can think of! Please forward & circulate this information to all you can! 

Contact Info: myself- can PM, email: s.orakpo@gmail.com, Or . text/call: 512 210 0573

Chris: email: Christopher.m.mcninch@gmail.com Or text/call: 808-464 2017


We must remember, Standing Rock is a beautiful foundation of so much coming, so much to rise up for, stand for, unify for & protect...We are Not done yet! This mission comes at a time that it is so necessary & purposeful to come together, hold space for one another, and work on healing as well. We are all so energized to show love, connect, create & relate  #NotDoneYet#STAND #Support #StandingRockStrong #MniWiconi

Check out info about the youth, local action to get involved in, and the bios, music, publications etc. On the the artists below, and let's take up on this opportunity to give these amazing folks a warm welcome to ATX! These are our people! 

Much gratitude & Big Love ❤️🙏🏿

Oceti Sakowin Youth Council
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/magazine/the-youth-group-that-launched-a-movement-at-standing-rock.html?_r=0

https://www.facebook.com/OcetiSakowinYouthAllies/

https://www.facebook.com/StandingRockYouthCouncil/

Local Water Protector Action/Info
https://www.facebook.com/camptoyahvale/?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://www.camptoyahvale.org/

One Tribe Movement info/Music By Band

http://www.onetribemovement.com/

http://www.shaktiyogijournal.com/one-tribe-muses-of-musical-medicine/ 


https://youtu.be/XCF9MDxliAg
We Stand

https://youtu.be/lYwuLTE37Nk
In This Together/Bernie Sanders song

https://youtu.be/GBwZi5xly4k
Keep The Oil In The Ground

https://youtu.be/7Ze4GTMbEW4
Peaceful Warrior

INFO ON THE INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

Kelli Love
www.kellilove.com
http://www.last.fm/music/Kelli+Love/+wiki

MC Preach
http://www.mcpreach.com/moon-cat-preach.html

Jus Wright
juswright.com
https://goo.gl/uwteYA 
https://youtu.be/WbkFPR18NTU

Billy Morgan/Star Baby
https://www.facebook.com/BillyEMorgan/posts/10207132656469832

Kana Ariy
https://goo.gl/SHRseR

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Two Rivers Camp Supply Drive
Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Two Rivers Camp Supply Drive

  • 2530 Electronic Lane Dallas, TX, 75220 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Contact us if you have supplies to donate now, or keep in touch for more info on our upcoming donation drive. Continuing to band together to help our sacred warriors is a very fulfulling endeavor ♥ Thank you for your participation. 

Via Kevin Canto:
SUPPLY AND WISH LIST AS OF 1/3/17
Firewood
Ice
Coolers
Canned goods
Blankets
Batteries – AA, AAA, D ALL AND C
Cots
Tents
Tipis
Wood splitter, axes and wedges
Garden solar lights – to light path way to bathrooms and kitchen
Cooking supplies
Flash Lights
Cell phone chargers
Dishes and silverware
Dish soap
Steel wool
Trash bags
Bleach 1 gallons
Drinking water
Cutting boards
Large cutting knives for kitchen
Large cooking pot
Wash tubs
Towels
Astro turf - carpet
Medical kits
Sleeping bags (temps rarely fall below freezing)
Sign Making Materials
Flat Cedar
Mountain Sage
White Sage
Cloth : red, black,yellow,white,purple,green,blue
Woodchips, sawdust
Composting toilets
Water tanks
Propane, large and small ones for camping stoves and heaters
Cook stoves
Sleeping pads
solar shower kits
propane heaters
pvc
canvas tarps
food storage containers (like bear boxes that keep coyotes out)
trash containers that keep coyotes out
screen for eating area to keep flies out
Face masks for protection
Solar Ovens
Solar Panels
Water purification filtration kits
BIG WATER TANKS
We have people to bring the supplies to camp in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and soon in Austin.
If anyone wants to ship some supplies to us, you can ship to this address:
( 10730 Potranco Road Suite 122-282, San Antonio, Texas 78251 )

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ATX Environmental Justice Film Screening
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

ATX Environmental Justice Film Screening

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/atxbreathe 
$5 Donations for local EJ causes. Ticket page will be added shortly.
When: Sunday, March 26th, 5:00pm-7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar


An ATXEJ (Austin Environmental Justice) showcasing of short films pertaining to a variety of global environmental issues that have serious impact on our local scape. These films highlight pollution from coal fired power plants and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas, their environmental impact, and actions local organizations are currently taking to influence local government and move into a more sustainable future.

Following these informative and empowering shorts, a diverse panel of involved community members and leaders will guide a discussion and Q&A session to help facilitate more direct involvement.

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

The Dallas Peace and Justice Center is very exciited to host Greenpeace to offer Non-Violent Direct Action Training. We just had a very successful Direct Action Training recently with the Texas Drought Project who trained 50 motivated activists.

In our next series of trainings, we are proud to present Greenpeace for a full weekend of Non-Violent Direct Action Training.

In these difficult times, using the power of our voices and our bodies to fight for what we believe in is more important than ever.

Greenpeace has been using non-violent action to resist tyranical bullies since 1971.

Our mission: Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/

Join Greenpeace for a 1-day training on the best practices of nonviolent direct action. Included content: the history and philosophy of nonviolence, centering exercises to help de-escalate a situation, and an introduction to Greenpeace's work to resist fossil fuels and create a clean energy future.

This 1-day training will be offered twice: once on Saturday March 25th, and repeated on Sunday March 26th to accomidate as many people as possible. (Space is limited to 50 people each day)

The training will take place on Saturday, March 25th from 9am - 5pm and on Sunday, March 26th from 1pm - 7pm. Hosted by the Dallas Peace and Justice Center and presented by Greenpeace.

Choose which day of the training you will attend:
Saturday March 25th - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Light breakfast, coffee and Beverages, Lunch, and snacks will be provided.
or
Sunday March 26th - 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Coffee & Beverages, Light Snacks and Dinner Provided.

$10 requested minimum donation to help cover cost of materials, space rental, and food. No one turned away for lack of funds.

PAY IT FORWARD and Donate extra for more people to be able to attend the training!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE! SPACE IS LIMITED!
Pre-registration and minimum $10.00 requested donation required.
Please fill out this form and pre-pay online to register.
https://secureusa.greenpeace.org/survey/start/769/

Questions?? - Contact Valley at info@dpjc.org or anna.wagner@greenpeace.org

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Protest The "TEXAS TRAITOR" Gov. Greg Abbott
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Protest The "TEXAS TRAITOR" Gov. Greg Abbott

Traitor to all Texans! 
He is a sell out to the people of this state! He was bought by Kelcy Warren for a seat as commissioner on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department which has put all. In 2014 he banned banning fracking. He has sought to punish sanctuary cities that stand with immigrants. He has put legislation into motion to strip funding for disabled and special needs children

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