With PPro support, a busload of undergraduates was able to participate in a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, in New York City on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Their attendance was memorialized in an article in The Daily Princetonian, available here.
Below is the report written by participating Green Princeton members:
Princeton attends #NoDAPL action in New York City
Green Princeton, along with groups such as Natives at Princeton, the Princeton Progressive, Princeton Social Sustainability, and Princeton Coalition for Palestine, gathered 60 Princeton students attend the event. We gathered in Foley Square in front of the Army Corps of Engineers building. The event started with group songs and chants, which were then followed by speeches given by various leaders in the movement.
Many of these people had stayed or spent time at the Standing Rock camps and shared their experiences with us. We weren’t allowed to use megaphones, so we in attendance helped amplify our speakers by performing a “mic-check,” acting as a human microphone. After the moving speeches had come to an end almost half of the group decided to take part in an act of civil disobedience.
As this was occurring, the other half of the group gathered around to watch dancers perform. It was an amazing and empowering experience and we hope to continue standing in solidarity with Standing Rock in the future.
Thank you Princeton Progressives for funding our trip to this event!