Upcoming Events – Details Below!

Monday, October 8: Screening of The Eagle and the Condor
Friday, October 12: Clean Energy Social
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Film Screening:

The Eagle and the Condor:
From Standing Rock with Love

Indigenous Peoples’ Day — Monday, October 8

Join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day for a screening of The Eagle and the Condor, a film made by Mohawk filmmaker Kahsto’sera’a Paulette Moore and produced by Madison’s own Rebecca Kemble.

WHAT: The Eagle and The Condor: From Standing Rock with Love
WHERE: First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr., Madison

WHEN: Monday, October 8
SCHEDULE:

5:30 pm – Community potluck
6:30 pm – Drumming and welcoming by Indigenous Leaders
7:00 pm – Film screening
8:00 pm – Panel/community discussion

ADMISSION: Free, but donations accepted to benefit the Coalition to Save the Menominee River

Rebecca Kemble has written of her experience at Standing Rock and the making of the film:

In October 2016, I traveled to Standing Rock to deliver the City of Madison resolution, ‘Expressing Solidarity with Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline,’ to the Standing Rock nation through its Chairman, David Archambault. The morning after my arrival was Indigenous Peoples’ Day and I attended a ceremony based on the Eagle and Condor prophecy that was held on a piece of land that had been excavated in preparation for installation of the pipeline. While serving as a Legal Observer, I was arrested along with 26 other people and charged with engaging in a riot, criminal trespass, destruction of evidence, and resisting arrest.

Over the course of that fall and winter, more than 800 people would be arrested and charged with crimes for non-violently defending the Missouri River from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline [DAPL]. Extreme levels of violence were used by Morton County and the State of North Dakota on behalf of DAPL owners to eventually demolish the action camps in February 2017 and disperse the historically unprecedented gathering of Indigenous people from all across the planet.

The Eagle and The Condor is a beautiful film made by Mohawk filmmaker, Kahsto’sera’a Paulette Moore, that focuses on the events of that day as a way to explore the juxtaposition of the extreme violence and history of violence with the beauty of ceremonies and the people who still remember and practice them. Helping produce the film has been an integral part of my own healing from the events that I experienced and witnessed. I hope it will bring viewers a deeper understanding of and respect for the challenges Indigenous peoples face to maintain and practice their cultures under the pressures of centuries of colonization and extreme resource extraction on their homelands.

More than 30 communities across the globe will be screening the film simultaneously on October 8 and joining together on a live feed with the filmmaker and some of the people featured in the film afterward for a discussion.

Please join us if you can!
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Clean Energy Social

Friday, October 12

CLEAN UW–Madison is hosting a Clean Energy Social on Friday, October 12. Come to enjoy appetizers, meet like-minded people, and talk about Madison’s electric sector and ways we can better advocate for clean energy!

WHAT: Clean Energy Social
WHEN: Friday, October 12, , 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave., Madison
MORE INFO/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/915131288696302/

Kids and families are a huge part of our team, and so they are welcome at this event. There will be activities for people of all ages to enjoy!

Transportation: Threshold is accessible by bus: routes 3, 7, 37, and 38 all stop at the nearby Atwood & Hudson bus stop. There is also street parking in the area.

Co-sponsors:

Threshold
Sierra Student Coalition — UW–Madison
Wisconsin Beyond Coal
350 Madison
Sierra Club—Four Lakes Group
Sierra Club Wisconsin

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