Rice University presents Standing Rock: Understanding the Call for Justice
Rice University will presents a discussion with a group of experts and Native American activists regarding the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. The panel will examine social issues such as indigenous rights and environmental justice, as well as how the resistance sparked an international movement, and what that movement means for the future.
Visitors will hear first-hand stories from Native American activists traveling all the way from South Dakota, who fought on the frontlines of these harsh protests. Their beadwork will also be for sale at the event.
Panelists include Dr. Dominic Boyer, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Energy/Environmental Research in the Human Sciences; Frank Orona, Activist, Executive Director of the Society of Native Nations; and Julian Bear Runner, Darren Cross, and Cole Clements, frontline warriors of the Wild Oglala No Surrender Camp, Pine Ridge tribe.
Event will take place in Sewall Hall. Food and refreshments will be provided.