March 27, 2021: (Online) Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries: Sustainable Saturday Night

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Event by Our Wisconsin RevolutionCoalition for a Just Wisconsin Budget

Building Unity Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability

Register here for this online event: industries are destroying people and planet for the profit of a few. Whether it’s Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5 to carry dirty tar sands oil across Wisconsin for export or the Back Forty metallic sulfide mine that threatens the Menominee River, extraction is running rampant in our state with little to no oversight.But the people, led by indigenous groups, are fighting back. In this event, Our Wisconsin Revolution and the Sustainable Saturday Night team will present a town hall on Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries.Join us at 6 p.m. CT for the first half hour to hear original music about Line 3 from singer-songwriter Larry Long, as well as testimony from a recent visitor to a Line 3 resistance camp: Justice Peche (Oneida), OWR board member.Then our panel discussion will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a lineup of speakers that includes:
— Paul DeMain (Oneida & Anishinaabe), board chair for Honor the Earth, on Line 3 and divestment
— Al Gedicks, executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, on the Back 40 Mine and social license to operate
— Kristin Welch (Menominee), executive director of Waking Women Healing Institute, on the connection between missing and murdered indigenous women to fossil fuel resource extraction
— Patricia Hammel, attorney and activist, on legal aspects of Line 3 / Line 5
— The Wisconsin 7, who will just be completing a 22-day fast for climate justice.For over 8 years, Sustainable Saturday Nights have been hosted by James Reeb UU Congregation’s Justice Leadership Team and a host of community partners. In 2018, the Building Unity project grew out of one of these gatherings and has been central to Sustainable Saturday Nights ever since. For more information about Sustainable Saturday Nights, go to or event will be conducted over Zoom. Register here to get the meeting links:

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