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.


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!

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.


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
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:

G’mar Chatima Tovah!


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!

Happy National Coming Out Day!


It’s October 11, which is National Coming Out Day! Today marks the 28th anniversary of this celebration, which also commemorates the 28th anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This day serves as a reminder that one of the most basic tools as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is coming out. It helps send the message that LGBTQ+ are not only invisible but are part of our friend groups, families, and circles of loved ones.

Happy National Coming Out Day to all of our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and allies at Stonehill. To those who are looking to come out, may you find the safety and courage to do so in your own time.