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Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action
Date Wednesday September 06
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Congregational Church of Sunnyvale - UCC
1112 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBob Jung for Lakota People's Law Project
(Doors open at 7pm for seating, tabling with local groups and interaction. Speakers begin at 7:30. Free tickets for admission: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-37259420931 )

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron EyesEyes and Daniel Sharmaneehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (#DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

Please RSVP at our Eventbrite page today, and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-37259420931

About Our Speakers
Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the #NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

Email jennifer [at] lakotalaw.org for more information.

About Our Co-Sponsors
The Congregational Church of Sunnyvale - UCC provides a spiritual home that is open and diverse. “No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!” http://www.uccsunnyvale.org

There is no charge to attend this event, but please consider bringing donations to the Congregational Church’s Homeless Services Drives. Particularly, we will welcome donations of ready-to-eat meals and toilet paper. The church regularly distributes these goods in the community. Also, local environmental groups are invited to table at 7 p.m. before the main event. Please stop by!
#MniWiconi #WaterIsLife
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