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Standing Rock Sioux No DAPL Fundraiser

  • Art In 1444 E Washington Ave Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (map)

Quick Description:
Our Friends, the Savages
Sean Michael Dargan Band
Imaginary Watermelon
MANY Artists showcasing
April 8th
$5 (or more) suggested donation
Plus Art Auction/Sale

Press Release:
The initial court battles have been lost, but the war is not over! We must continue to stand with the water protectors, even after the media cycle has moved on to the next story of the day. This is your local opportunity. We are creating a gathering to show our support. We will maintain awareness through dialog and information. We will display solidarity through our art and our music. We will raise funds through a door donation and through a silent auction. On April 8th, Art-In,1444 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703 at 7pm. 

The evening will begin at 7pm with an art exhibition. All art on display will be donated by artists committed to the cause. Some will be up for silent auction. Current artists who will have work on display include John Hitchcock, Emily Arthur, and Michael Taylor. 

Bands will begin at 7:30pm. The music will be a mix of alternative/independent rock artists from the Madison area. The lineup will include three bands—Our Friends the Savages, Imaginary Watermelon, and Sean Michael Dargan Band.

Organizers plan to have local and student activist organizations on hand to offer up to date information relating the water protection movement of the Standing Rock Sioux. 

“In this arbitrary and capricious reversal of course, the Trump Administration is circumventing the law: wholly disregarding the treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux and ignoring the legally required environmental review. It isn’t the 1800s anymore – the U.S. government must keep its promises to the Standing Rock Sioux and reject rather than embrace dangerous projects that undercut Treaties." - Jan Hasselman [staff attorney for Earthjustice]

All the money raised will be donated directly to the Standing Rock Sioux through the donation page on their website dedicated to the #NoDAPLmovement: 

In solidarity, we stand and we support.

Earlier Event: April 6
Pipeline Safety Panel
Later Event: April 9
↣ Water Protector Meet Up ↣