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Oct 17, 17

DAPL Saboteurs PNW Speaking Tour: How and Why Two Women Fought to Stop DAPL

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 infrastructure 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. Now they’re traveling the West Coast, speaking publicly about their actions, why they decided to do what they did, and why they’ve publicly taken responsibility for it.

Come join Ruby and Jessica to learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

These events are 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 we must rely on each other to stop this destruction.

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.

We invite you to an evening where we can all be among people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.

All events will be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby.

Jessica and Ruby need your support to spread the word!

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Ruby and Jess think they will soon be indicted and jailed to await trial, so these events are necessarily being organized on short notice. We need every single 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. Thanks very much ♥


Tour event page here, best place for updates.

October 18th – Phoenix, OR
Phoenix Branch Library
510 W 1st St, Phoenix, OR 97535
6:30 – 9:30 pm

October 20th – Portland, OR
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Olympia, WA
Date and Location TBD

October 25th – Seattle, WA
Pipsqueak Gallery
173 16th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
6:30 – 8:30 PM

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