Join us for Longreads, the monthly meetup that helps you #getfamiliar when it comes to hot topics, current events, and social justice.
This month we're talking the Dakota Access Pipeline. You've seen #NoDAPL all over the news, social media and more because it is a hotbed of hot-button issues: racial identity, climate change, environmental activism, nonviolent protest, social media documentation, and government reach. We'll do a little reading into the systematic disenfranchisement of Native Americans (it's not a conversation confined to history books), the links between environmental activism and racial justice, and the power of social media documentation in today's world.
Join us! Bring your friends!
- The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Is Unprecedented — And 150 Years In The Making - Anne Helen Peterson, Buzzfeed
- A History of Native Americans Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - Alexander Sammon, Mother Jones
- The Ethical Engagements of Human Rights Social Media - Sam Gregory, WITNESS blog
- To understand the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, you need to understand tribal sovereignty - Victoria M. Massie, Vox