Get Involved: Ways to Help the Standing Rock Sioux Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline

screenshot7589During the past few months, the Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has received a lot of media attention, mostly due to Energy Transfer Partners, the company investing over 3.8 billion dollars into the pipeline, harsh treatment of the 1,000+ peaceful protesters.  The pipeline, which is intended to transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil a day  from North Dakota to Illinois.

In recent weeks, news sources have reported that ETP has hired security companies with attack dogs to deter protesters and has even gone as far as shooting them with paper bullets.

Students, staff, and faculty at Stonehill College have demonstrated support of the Standing Rock Sioux through education and awareness building on the issues regarding DAPL and are working to come together to offer ways to support them and encourage the halting of DAPL. Below are some ways in which you can join us in that support:

  1. Call North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject, please be professional.
  2. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Ask President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  3. Contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux here.
  4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List.
  5. Donate items from this Amazon Wishlist to the Red Warrior Camp.
  6. Contribute to the Red Warrior Camp Winternizing Fund or their Legal Fund + more ways to support Red Warrior Camp.
  7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund (or contribute to their GoFundMe account).
  8. Sign the petition to the White House to stop DAPL construction.
  9. Like and follow these pages to stay up to date with latest all the latest info and be prepared to raise awareness across all social media:

Here is another more comprehensive list of ways you can help the Standing Rock Sioux fight the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Feel free to comment below for other ways that you could contribute to support the Standing Rock Sioux. Also follow the conversation on Twitter at #NoDAPL to learn more about what’s happening at Standing Rock.

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Join the Conversation TODAY: Campus Climate in the Post-Election Era (Webinar)

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Join the Office of Intercultural Affairs for a webinar on:

Campus Climate in the Post-Election Era

A NASPA Online Learning Community Webinar

Friday, November 18, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Duffy 114C

From the NASPA Website:

This fall has seen an increase in the number of individual bias incidents on campus – many of which have gone viral, and resulted in campus leadership under heightened scrutiny for its response. Since November 8, these incidents have increased, leaving many Muslim, LGBTQIA+, undocumented, Latinx and Black students feeling less safe and more anxious than before the election.

Join us for this live briefing with Chief Student Affairs Officers from a diverse range of institutions for a dialogue about how to engage with students across campus to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students as we move forward from the election. This interactive dialogue with senior student affairs officers, Vice Presidents, and faculty will be facilitated by Dr. Shaun Harper, Professor and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

Panelists:

  • Mamta Accapadi, Vice President of Student Affairs, Rollins College
  • Quincy Martin, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Triton College
  • Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs, Duke University
  • Ajay Nair, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life, Emory University
  • Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of California, Irvine
  • Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life, Wake Forest University

This program is sponsored by:naspa_logo_fullcolor

Unable to make the webinar? Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Next4Years!

Visit our live calendar for a listing of upcoming events.

Patrick Hale Gives Inaugural PRIDE Week Remarks

As part of the kick-off Stonehill PRIDE Week Rally, Patrick Hale, assistant director of Intercultural Affairs, shared remarks that shed light on the significance of Stonehill PRIDE Week and the need to celebrate LGBTQ+ people even in this current political and social landscape. Patrick’s remarks are featured below: Continue reading “Patrick Hale Gives Inaugural PRIDE Week Remarks”

Photo Recap of Stonehill PRIDE Week

pride week 1.pngThis year marked the first-ever Stonehill PRIDE Week, which was a resounding success. This program was sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, with partnerships and sponsorships from the Stonehill PRIDE Week Planning Committee, the Student Government Association Diversity Committee, the Moore Center for Gender Equity, and the Active Minds student organization.

With more than 150 attendees at all of the events combined, this Stonehill PRIDE Week was a testament to the level of support that the LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty have on campus. The events that occurred provided multiple spaces for conversations around sexual and gender identity as it relates to bullying, mental health, coming out, HIV/AIDs, and celebration.

Below you will find assorted photos taken during some of the events that happened at Stonehill PRIDE Week. Photos were taken by Nicki Pardo, Riten Lawai ‘18, and Julian Smith-Sparks ‘19.

Events Announced for Stonehill PRIDE Week!

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The Office of Intercultural Affairs at Stonehill College is pleased to announce our first ever Stonehill PRIDE Week, which will occur from October 17-21, 2016.
This week was created as a way to celebrate, appreciate, and honor our students, faculty, and staff at Stonehill who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning, as well as any other underrepresented sexuality and gender identity.
We invite all members of the Stonehill College community to join us as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community and their supporters.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Stonehill PRIDE Week Kickoff Rally
Monday, October 17 @ 12pm-1pm
Stonehill Main Quad
Keep It Reel Film Series
“Bullied: A Student, a School, and a Case that Made History”
Monday, October 17 @ 5pm-7pm
Duffy 149
Film Showing: “The Normal Heart”
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:30pm-10:00pm
Martin 105
Sponsored by the SGA Diversity Committee
LGBTQ+ Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer
Wednesday, October 19 @ 5pm-6:30pm
Cleary Dining Room
RSVP Required: Email diversity@stonehill.edu
Coming Out Stories Panel
Thursday, October 20, @ 7pm-8pm
Cleary Dining Room
Stonehill PRIDE Week Closing Parade
Friday, October 21 @ 3:00pm
Stonehill College Campus
Check out our Tockify calendar for event descriptions and updates!
Stonehill PRIDE Week has been brought to you by:
The Stonehill PRIDE Week Committee,
Student Government Association Diversity Committee, and the:
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G’mar Chatima Tovah!

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Today many are observing the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, which is considered to be the most sacred and solemn day of the Jewish year. According to Jewish writings, Yom Kippur is celebrated each year on Tishri (the tenth day of the seventh month according to the Hebrew calendar). For those who are observing, it is custom to fast, refrain from work, and attend synagogue services because it is a day reserved for prayer and reflection according to Jewish Scripture. Specifically, Leviticus 16:29 mandates establishment of this holy day on the 10th day of the 7th month as the Day of Atonement for sins. It calls it the Sabbath of Sabbaths and a day upon which one must afflict one’s soul. Leviticus 23:27 decrees that Yom Kippur is a strict day of rest.
G’mar Chatimah Tovah to all who are observing today!