“From Standing Rock to Otis State Forest” will be presented by Rhonda Anderson who brought supplies to Standing Rock last winter and stayed to help for a week; and is now among the protectors fighting the pipeline threatening Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, MA. David Detmold will share stories and pictures from his 2500 mile, 42 day, “From Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock by Bicycle” journey. And musician activist Annie Hassett will perform “Songs for Standing Rock”.
Photo by Tim MacSweeney
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