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Standing Rock & the Revolution Where You Live

  • Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute 1411 Ellis Ave Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 (map)

Sarah van Gelder and Paulette Moore speak with Social Media for Social Change class about their collaborative experiences covering the Standing Rock water protection actions-and how Standing Rock translates into home communities.

Sarah van Gelder author, founding editor of Yes! Magazine visits Northland College and the Chequamegon Bay area on tour for her upcoming book The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America (Berrett Koehler 2017).The book tells the story of Sarah’s 12,000 mile solo road trip in an old pickup truck and tiny camper around the United States, seeking out the people who are making change happen — change that is deep enough to transform the crises of our time into opportunities for new ways of life that are more sustainable and just.

Her conclusion: The connections we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to one another in community, are where we find our power and our best hopes for change.