What: An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya: How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
When: Saturday, October 14th, 7:00 pm
Where: Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
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They think they will likely be indicted and in jail awaiting trial soon. So the event is necessarily being organized on short notice.
We need every person to help get the word out. If you are part of an organization, please consider emailing your list. Please share on facebook and twitter. Jessica and Ruby need all the support we can give. Thanks very much!
In the fall of 2016, while the epic battle over Indigenous Rights and fossil fuel infrastructure was being waged in Standing Rock, ND against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Catholic Workers Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek sabotaged DAPL over and over during its construction near their home in Iowa, successfully delaying the destructive oil project for many weeks.
Recently, they revealed what they had done to the world, despite never being caught in the act.
How did this happen?
They taught themselves how to do sabotage. They had no special skills.
What does it prove?
1. For those who can, successful sabotage is doable and you don't have to get caught.
2. The idea that the state and corporations are somehow "omniscient" and "undefeatable" is not true.
This changes the field for all environmentalists - and all people who work for change.
Come join Ruby and Jessica and learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
This event is for everyone. Whether you agree with Jessica and Ruby's actions completely or not. Everyone who comes with respect and is genuinely interested in a productive dialogue is welcome.
The Global Climate Crisis is forcing people who never imagined or wanted to do anything like Jessica’s and Ruby’s actions to question and re-evaluate what they’re willing to do to confront it. And ask ourselves whether we are willing to support actions like these after they occur - even though some of us would never want to or be able to engage in actions like these ourselves.
With forests on fire, seas rising, super storms ripping apart the coastlines and so many of the most vulnerable people and wild things being hurt by climate change, combined with an emboldened fascism on the rise, it feels more than ever like the world is being murdered right before our eyes. More than ever it's becoming clear to more and more of us that we must rely on each other to be able to stop this destruction and organized hatred.
Perhaps this evening - for those who would like - can be a time for soul searching.
Our hope lies in the fact that we are capable of so much more than we can even imagine. Jessica and Ruby are just one example of this.
What will be the one step forward into a place of discomfort or fear that you take?
What do you need to get there?
We invite you to an evening where we can all be amongst people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.
Brought to you by your friends in struggle, Diablo Rising Tide.
P.S. We'll be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby.