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Water Warriors Screening at United Church of Chapel Hill

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United Church of Chapel Hill

1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors–including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families–set up a series of road blockades, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province. A new film called Water Warriors by award winning photojournalists Michael Premo documents this community's resistance and eventual win.

With pipelines like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and other oil and natural gas projects popping up all over the contryside, forcing their way into our communities - how do we fight back?

Join us for a free screening and discussion of Water Warriors to learn how one group stopped the gas industry in its tracks as well as what you can do on a local scale.

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