350Kishwaukee 350Kishwaukee, June 4, 2015

Events > 2015 > June > Tar Sands Resistance March

About this event:

Created by 350Kishwaukee

Shepard Road and N. Sibley Street
St. Paul, MN

It’s not just Keystone XL. Big Oil is trying to build and expand an enormous network of tar sands pipelines — some even bigger than Keystone XL — from Canada into the Great Lakes region. These tar sands pipelines, including the Alberta Clipper, along with crude oil trains and tankers, pose a growing risk to the Great Lakes, our rivers, our communities and our climate.

That’s why on June 6, thousands will gather in the Twin Cities for the Tar Sands Resistance March — the largest anti-tar sands event ever in the region. We are coming together to send a clear message: keep toxic tar sands out of America’s Heartland, fight for clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate!

Schedule for Saturday June 6th

8am: Organizers arrive at Lambert Landing
10am: Water Ceremony performed by indigenous women (Lambert Landing)
11:30am: Press Conference with frontline voices (Lambert Landing)
12:00pm: Tar Sands Resistance March (1.3 miles from Lambert Landing to the State Capitol)
2:00pm: Rally and Musical Performances
4:00pm: Event Ends
7:00pm: Permit ends for State Capitol

Speakers and performers:

Greg Grey Cloud, Wica Agli

Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network

Reverend Lennox Yearwood, the Hip Hop Caucus

Reverend Emily Goldthwaite Fries, Mayflower United Church of Christ

Melissa Daniels, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Bill McKibben, 350.org

Rep. Keith Ellison, US Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District

Akilah Sanders Reed, student with Divest Macalester

Raging Grannies, performers

Jamez Staples, Renewable Energy Partners

Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth

Emma Lockridge, MI Tar Sands Refinery Community Resident

Jayanthi Kyle, artist & activist

Aaron Mair, Sierra Club President

Chris Wahmhoff, Kalamazoo

Zea Leguizamon, performer

Frank Waln, performer

Illinois is Canada’s New Super Highway for Tar Sands


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