July 31, 2012
CONTACT: Klee Benally
Teach-in to be Held for Protection of San Francisco Peaks
FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A teach-in to address protection of the San Francisco Peaks will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Native American Cultural Center on Northern Arizona University’s campus.
The teach-in will feature panel discussions, workshops, and small group sessions addressing topics such as: Sacred Sites, Environmental Justice, Legal Cases, Water Issues, Legislative Action, Civil Disobedience, & more.
“This event is an important opportunity for community members, students, & activists to learn and share information about the ongoing environmental & social justice struggles to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks and how to get more involved.” said Darrell Marks (Dine’), an organizer of the teach-in and volunteer with Protectthepeaks.org.
WHAT: Healthy Communities are a Human Right!: Teach-in for Protection of the San Francisco Peaks
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Native American Cultural Center on N.A.U. Campus, Flagstaff, AZ.
WHO: Speakers will include:
Howard Shanker, attorney representing Save the Peaks Coalition
Dr. Cathy Propper, N.A.U. Biologist
Bob Lomadafki, Traditional Knowledge Scholar
Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network
CORRECTION: Staff members for the Office of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, Mr. Leonard Gorman and Mr. Rodney L. Tahe will present
Mary Sojourner, Writer, Activist, & Teacher
Kyle Boggs, Journalist
Klee Benally, Indigenous Rights Advocate
ADMISSION: The event is FREE & open to the public. All ages are welcome, there will be limited childcare provided. The event is wheelchair accessible.