Water is Life: Standing Firm at Standing Rock

Date(s) - Tuesday, November 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Poster for Water is Life: Standing Firm at Standing Rock

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

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

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.

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095
Email: lcc@uic.edu


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)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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