2012 March for Justice Benefit

23 May

June 3, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
JenLo Therapy Farms

On Sunday, June 3rd, Deep Green Resistance Colorado and JenLo Therapy Farm will host a benefit and fundraiser for the 2012 March for Justice in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. On June 9th, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation will march for justice against the genocide of opportunist alcohol dealers in the border town of White Clay, Nebraska. A caravan will be leaving from Boulder/Denver June 8th, and allies willing to act and march in solidarity are needed, as well as material support.

Because of its damaging cultural, social and health effects, alcohol is prohibited on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The town of White Clay, Nebraska sits just 200 feet from the southern border of the reservation, and less than two miles from the town of Pine Ridge, the largest on the reservation. While the population of White Clay is only 14, there are 4 liquor stores in the town which make millions of dollars each year selling alcohol as a border town, feeding off of the continued destruction of the Oglala Lakota people.

We will be showing the documentary “Battle for White Clay”, which presents the problem of White Clay and the history of resistance to the alcohol town. The event will collect donations and material support–in the form of funds, canned foods, blankets, and fans/air conditioners–for the action, which will be taken up by a caravan of supporters from Colorado to participate and support the March for Justice. There will be a lunch served at 12, and the film will be shown at 2. There will also be a short tour & introduction to JenLo Therapy Farm, and the Earth Guardians may be performing. A $10 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away.

Please contact deepgreenresistancecolorado@riseup.net with questions. For more information, read “March for Justice: A Call for Solidarity and Support”, or read this recent article in the Denver Post.

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