Action by: Marcia Lovelace
Date(s) - 03/21/2017
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA, 94612
ACTION: MARCH, DIVEST, LEARN, REPEAT
Rally at 5 pm at First Congregational Church of Oakland, and join faith leaders on a procession to honor local Native sites and demand that financial institutions divest from projects that desecrate sacred sites. This is a call to our family of faith, our congregations and our denominations to pull their funds out of institutions that are supporting the DAPL. The procession will be approximately 1-1.4 miles long, with several stops along the way.
Following the march, head back to First Congregational Church of Oakland for the screening of Beyond Recognition by Michelle Grace Steinberg, about a Native woman from a federally unrecognized tribe and her allies occupy a development site to prevent desecration of sacred ground. A community conversation with Corrina Gould and Johnella La Rose, co-founders of the Sogorea Te Land Trust, will follow the screening. Gould and La Rose will open the event by helping us understand the space and place where the church stands and the land around the area of Lake Merritt, and the histories of the people who have lived here for thousands of years. After the film, Corrina and Johnella will answer questions, share current Ohlone organizing efforts, and ways to be effective allies from their perspective.
Sponsored by: First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ) (United Church of Christ)- Prophetic Public Witness Ministry, Oakland Peace Center, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy – FAME
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