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Defend the Water – Water Blessing, March and Rally

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Join more than 40 leaders of Indigenous nations across the country who will be in Pittsburgh to address the destructive impacts of the petrochemical industry build out in the Ohio River Valley and beyond on people and the environment – all for plastic production. The rally will be held starting at 2 p.m. during the Shale Insight Conference that will bring industry leaders to Pittsburgh. In addition to indigenous leaders, grassroots activists and youth from the communities most impacted will speak.

The rally will also feature drumming and music from the Afro Yaqui Music Collective.

NOON: Water Blessing Point State Park followed by March down Liberty Avenue

2 p.m. Rally – Speakers and Music, 10th and Penn Avenue


October 23rd 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
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Breathe Project
Center for Coalfield Justice