Nov 8

Water is Life: Standing Firm at Standing Rock

November 8, 2016

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center, The Freshwater Lab, and the Native American Support Program

Join us in a discussion with Water Protectors and allies who are involved in the current situation in Standing Rock and other areas to stop the construction of the North Dakota Pipeline. Through first-hand accounts we will learn about the environmental risks and cultural threats that moving crude oil presents to the Standing Rock Sioux and all Native nations, as well as other people in the Midwest.


  • Howard Ehrman, Assistant Professor at UIC College of Medicine and School of Public Health


  • Al Eastman, American Indian Center
  • Janie Pochel, Chi-Nations Youth Council
  • Michael Knudsen, Northwestern University graduate student – MPH

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Water is Life: Standing Firm at Standing Rock [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group, Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA), Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), Political Science Student Union (PSSU), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS)


Edith Tovar

Date posted

May 23, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018