BLM Nashville Goes to Standing Rock
Organized by: Rhiana Anthony
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To Standing Rock and Back
December 29, 2016
UPDATE! We met our first goal of $800 in less than 12 hours - i'm blown away. WOW! Let's keep going. The more we recive, the more resources can go into Standing Rock. If you have been following the news, it's all hands on deck. And you are apart of that. Keep sharing our message below. Thank You!
Greetings family, friends, and comrades in the struggle, I am writing to you today to request donations to purchase high quality winter equipment as Taneisha and I embark to Standing Rock this weekend, December 3rd. We are in a historic moment that requires our attention. Standing Rock is a universal fight to protect our water from the ravages of state sanctioned environmental racism and violence. The Dakota Access Pipeline is slated to run through native lands and under the Missouri River, the primary water source of the region. Construction of this pipeline and any subsequent issues with the pipeline could change the water quality of this community forever. From Standing Rock to Flint to the Gulf Coast, we have seen whole communities and livelihoods put at stake for the profit of a small few. Water is life! And we are taking our lives back into our hands. We need water to live and thus it is our human right to have clean water. Not only is it our right, but we must not forced to agree to something that will kill us. We deserve dignity. Taneisha and I are going to Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the water protectors and we need your help! The temperatures in Standing Rock range including severe sub zero temperatures. Many have faced frostbite and hypothermia from the conditions and the militarized police dowsing people with water cannons. Although our resolve is high, health and safety is a primary concern. We are going on behalf of a larger Black Lives Matter delegation and need additional support. These funds will allow us to purchase the appropriate waterproof and wicking clothing, googles, several layers of clothing, hats, boots, and other extreme temperature supplies. High quality gear is costly, but necessary. These funds will help with any anticipated legal expenses. Thank you in advance for all of your prayers, thoughts, and financial resources. #MniWiconi #WaterisLife #BlackLivesMatter