December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harvey Johnson
Environmental Justice Film Series presents Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

December 21, 2017 @7 PM (and every Third Thursday)

Doors open 6:30 pm

4340 Lincoln Avenue, St. Joseph

FREE – popcorn included – BYOB encouraged

The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors”– activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.  The movie is 89 min, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can take on this important issue.