#DEFENDTHEGULF WEEK OF ACTION | APRIL 17-22, 2021
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Protect the Sacred Through Coastal Connections: Saving the Texas Coast from Oil Exploitation
April 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Join a building movement against oil exploitation projects that are harming the environment and communities of the Texas coast.
Indigenous People of the Coastal Bend (IPCB), Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), and Fenceline Watch are hosting a FREE webinar on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30pm CST—the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. This was the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, resulting in the loss of 11 workers and continues to damage the Gulf of Mexico and the people in its communities.
You will learn from indigenous people and allies about the cultural and historical significance of the land and water where current and future oil exploitation projects operate; how these projects negatively impact their communities and threaten coastal resources; and what you can do to stand up against Big Oil.
IPCB is an inter tribal organization made up of members who are a part of the Karankawa Kadla, Lipan Apache, Mexihka, and Coahuiltecan tribes. We’re working together to mobilize our communities to stand up to the injustices that impact our declining environment and socioeconomic health by instilling cultural values of living harmoniously—rather than destructively—with Mother Earth.