Don’t miss this upcoming event:
A DAPL Primer: Pipeline Law, Water Warriors and the Standing Rock Movement
Tuesday, March 21st from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in the Library lounge
Activities that impact the environment usually require environmental impact statements. They also, typically, require public participation. Why didn’t this happen for DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)? Or did it? Who are the DAPL stakeholders? Why did the law fail the Standing Rock Indian Reservation? What is it like living in the protest camp? Why should this matter to everyone in Illinois? Learn what you can do to protect your water supply. Water is Life! Join our panel for a look at the DAPL timeline, one Native American’s view, and the personal experiences of a local Water Warrior at Standing Rock.
Dawn Wrobel, MVCC Adjunct Faculty, Geography, former Public Participation Coordinator for the Illinois EPA
Joseph Standing Bear Schranz (Ojibwe), President of Midwest SOARRING Foundation and former MVCC student
Jann Mahaffey, nurse, district resident and Water Warrior who has participated in the protests at Standing Rock