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Dooda Desert Rock Tour in Bay Area

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DDR March 2010 Tour hits the Bay Area 3/20-3/22…

Dood (Absolutely No!) Desert Rock Power Plant!
A presentation about resistance to energy development on indigenous land.

The community of Chaco Rio in the Navajo Nation (SW of Farmington, New Mexico) has been blockading entry to the site of a proposed 1,500 megawatt coal fired power plant since December of 2006. Desert Rock would be the third coal plant within a 20-mile radius in a region already suffering from extreme levels of toxic emissions.

As part of her March California speaking tour, Elouise Brown, Din (Navajo) traditionalist and president of the Dood Desert Rock committee, will speak about dangers posed by the coal industry, the exploitation of indigenous land by energy companies, and the ongoing struggle to prevent the Desert Rock plant from ever existing.

Several short films will also be screened:
Making a Stand at Desert Rock- by Klee Benally (8:00)
Killing Coal: Four Corners in the Crosshairs (7:10)
Our Native Roots – Inside the Dooda Desert Rock Camp

Bay Area Dates:

Sat, March 20- San Francisco, 7:30pm
Women’s Building
Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th St.

Sun, March 21- Richmond, 1pm
Native American Health Center
260 23rd Street

Sun, March 21- Berkeley, 7pm
Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave.

Mon, March 22- Oakland
Mills College TBA

For more information and tour details, visit:
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“We believe economic development must not come at the expense of the health of our children, the air we breathe, our sacred land and water, and our way of life. As Navajo people, our work and dedication is centered on the Diné philosophy of Balance, Harmony, Respect and Equality. As children of Mother Earth and Father Sky, we are honored and obligated to protect and preserve the natural state of Harmony and Beauty.”

-Elouise Brown