COMMITTEE OF 500 YEARS OF DIGNITY AND RESISTANCE
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The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance promotes dignity and respect for Indigenous peoples.
We advocate for Indigenous cultures and heritage through education, activism and grass roots organization.
If you need housing for the Committee of 500 Years Conference and demonstration, April, 2017. PLEASE contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, how many beds you need. All housing is no smoking. This is a first come first serve basis.
Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance presents:
18th Annual Conference & 25th Annual Demonstration
Theme: Everyone's Issues: Environment and Racism
April 9-11, 2017, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea OH, SAC (Student Activity Center) 96 Beech Street. Berea OH
11:00 AM - Greetings, opening prayers & announcements – Margie and Phil
11:30 AM - Keynote speaker – David Narcomey
12:00 noon – 1:00 - Beyond Diversity to Social Justice: a Discussion of the Dynamics of Power and Understanding of Cultures. - Students Teaching against Racism organization from Ohio University
1:00 – 1:30 PM light lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Against All Odds: From Survival to the Red Road -Wayne Snellgrove Smoke
2:30-3:30 - Alternative to Assimilation: Creating Cultural Resistance and Beauty - Charlene Teters
4:00 – 5:00 PM - Environmental Racism and the Placement of Pipelines, Waste Dumps, and Other Toxic Sites. (input from Indigenous Environmental Network and Standing Rock Occupiers) - Phil Yenyo and David Narcomey
5:30 – 6:30 PM – dinner – pot luck – bring favorite dish to share
6:30 – 8:00 PM - entertainment and socializing
April 10, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 PM - Prayer, announcements
2:00 - 3:00 PM – report out from out of town folks – What is happening in your area.
3:00 – 5:00 PM – poster making
3:30 PM – press conference – Phil Yenyo and Charlene Teters will speak
5:00 – 6:00 PM - light dinner – pot luck
April 11, 2017 – Demonstration and March
1:00 PM – Meet at the corner of W. 25th Street and Detroit. Parking is at Washington St. & W. 25th.
March starts at 1:30 PM going to the NW Quadrant of Ontario Street.
Demonstration starts at 2:00 pm at the NW Quadrant of Ontario Street between Ball Park and the Q.
Demonstrations ends at 4:00 PM when game starts.
We ask that our supporters that join us please focus on the issue of racism against the indigenous people. We understand there are other issues that are just as important, but this demonstration is for focusing on this issue only. We plan a peaceful and respectful demonstration. Those who cannot comply with our guidelines will be asked to leave.
We ask the demonstrators to please stay with each other and do not wander away. Look out for each other’s back
Do not confront fans - Due to the mind set of certain people who now feel they have the right to attack demonstrators please keep this in mind so no one gets hurt.
Please refrain from vulgar language
Co-sponsor The American Indian Movement of Ohio
To make a donation to the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance you may see Ferne at the Conference or send a check or money order to the address below. We are officially a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Federal IRS reg. 501/c-3. Contributions to the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance are tax-deductible.
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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 3RD , 2017
ALL ATTENDEES HAVE TO REGISTER INCLUDING THOSE GETTING IN FOR FREE
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Consideration for those that cannot donate.
STUDENTS WITH ID’S – FREE
CHILDREN UNDER 12 – FREE
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___$10 Individual Donation
___$50 Individual Donation
___$50 Organization Donation
___$100 Organization Donation
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Committee of 500 Years Meetings
The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Location: Denison Avenue United Church of Christ, 9900 Denison Avenue, Cleveland OH (park on side street, go to side door ring door bell that is on the left of the door high up.)
Time: 7:00 pm
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