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Benefit Concert to support work against the Dakota Access and Pilgrim Pipelines

When:
January 12, 2017
Where:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston NY map

Jon the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills for a “Concert for a Cause,” on Sunday, January 15, 2 – 5 PM, to raise money for Water Protectors working to stop fracked oil pipelines in North Dakota and in New York. The event will feature over fifteen Hudson Valley musicians, and all proceeds from the fundraiser, sponsored by and taking place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston, NY, will go to the Water Protectors resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock, ND, and to the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines-NY.

The concert will open with the “Sioux Honoring Song” performed by the Red Feather Singers from the Association of Native Americans of the Hudson Valley in fellowship with the Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Maggie Rothwell, a professional singer and guitarist, will emcee the event as well as perform. The Red Feather Singers will perform a wide range of original and traditional songs, many from the contemporary folk genre. Other performers, in alphabetical order, will include:

• Steve Beer
• Lannie Bolde
• James Burke
• Bill Buttner
• Ethan Campbell
• Nancy and John DeNicolo
• Ditto – Cyndy DiBeneditto & Michelle Ann
• David C. Hemingway
• Matthew Kobalkin
• Bob Morgenstern
• Kevin O’Connell
• Katie Pierce
• Mary Ellen Schwartz
• Justin Smith
• Tom Starace
• Paul Stokes
• UU Ukes

Although the Obama Administration temporarily blocked an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline, the indigenous-led nonviolent movement remains through the brutal North Dakota winter. Funds are still needed to support those who continue their encampment at the site, and for legal fees. The proposed Pilgrim pipelines, which would run from Albany to Linden, NJ, would cross under the Hudson River twice, along with 237 other waterways, as well as 296 wetlands. Both the Dakota Access and Pilgrim pipelines would carry Bakken Shale crude oil, extracted using fracking, which was banned in New York due to its health impacts. The suggested donation will be $20 although smaller amounts will be accepted gratefully.

For more information, contact: Paula Silbey, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills: 845-663-3380, paulasilbey@gmail.com

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