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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chicago hosts Lakota environmental activists

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From Pine Ridge to Chicago, Wicker Park Arts Center, 2215 W. North Avenue
6 -- 10 p.m. dance party to follow
Wednesday November 9, 2011
From Pine Ridge to Chicago is a celebration of the dedicated work being done to protect the land, water and people. Inspired by the work of activists and organizers on the Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, S.D., and in Chicago, we will host a series of events to support and connect those on-the-ground activists and Chicagoans interested in environmental themes and social justice.
Feed your soul with the strength of the spirit.
Everyone is welcome, please share with Chicago friends and connections
Native activists and media makers traveling from the Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, S.D., will present current stories from the CRYING EARTH RISE UP campaign -- dealing with the impact current uranium mining has on the water, land and peoples of the great plains.
Guests From Pine Ridge include:
-Debra and Alex White Plume (from the documentary Standing Silent Nation- about the embattled story of the Lakota to grow industrial hemp on their sovereign land)
-Members of Owe Aku/Bring Back the Way, a Lakota justice organization fighting to stop the expansion of environmentally destructive policies on Native lands and sacred sites.
-Representatives of The Lakota Media Project, who will screen current work.
Prairie Dust Films (a Chicago-based independent film company) will kickoff their most recent feature with samples from the documentary project Crying Earth Rise Up (working title). Director Suree Towfighnia will be in attendance.
CONFIRMED PERFORMERS INCLUDE: Che Christ (hip hop) Olmeca (spoken word) Rosebud White Plume (spoken word) and Native Flute
If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the event, please let us know by 11/5/11.
For more information, contact:
Suree Towfighnia 773/ 517-3132
Jessica Tevaga 630/ 803-7439
Hope to see you out!
Prairie Dust Films

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