“Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow

Bold Iowa and its partners are bringing a community forum to many towns across Iowa. Scroll down to see dates and locations.

The community forums will highlight two items:

First, learn about the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court, filed by landowners along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Iowa Sierra Club. For detail on the case, see Supreme Court No. 17-0423.

Second, view “Crossing the Divide”, a documentary by Ralph King. The documentary is about the 2017 Climate Justice Unity March, and shows the value of rebuilding trust and unity across political, cultural and geographic lines. See below for the full program agenda.

Click here to view the “Crossing the Divide” documentary.

The roadshow will culminate with the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March, an 8-day, 90-mile march from September 1-8, roughly tracing the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline from Des Moines to Fort Dodge.

Does your community want to host? Contact Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org to bring the “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow to your community.

Check back to see the schedule of dates and locations as they develop.

Current events

We will have community forums every day from September 1-8 during the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March.

 

Past events

Thursday, August 23, Boone, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Ericson Public Library, 702 Greene St, Boone, IA 50036
Bring your own lunch and learn about the historic lawsuit.
Click for Facebook event and downloadable poster.
Click for Facebook livestream and extended video segment, and article in Ames Tribune.

Tuesday, August 21, Fort Dodge, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Bring your own lunch and learn about the historic lawsuit.
Click for Facebook event and downloadable poster.
Click for Facebook livestreamextra video segment, and article in Fort Dodge Messenger.

Saturday, June 2, Ames, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Click for Facebook event and downloadable poster.
Click for Facebook livestream.

Saturday, May 12, Grinnell, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Drake Community Library, 930 Park St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Click for Facebook event, press release, article in Grinnell Herald-Register, and downloadable poster.
Click for Facebook livestream.

Tuesday, May 8, Cedar Rapids, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Ameri-Corps Second Tuesday Movie Night, Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue, 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Click for Facebook event, press release, and downloadable poster.
Click for Facebook livestream.

Saturday, April 21, Montezuma, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Montezuma Public Library, 500 E Main St
Click for story, article in Grinnell Herald-Register, and Facebook livestream.

Program

Christine Nobiss of Indigenous Iowa

  • Overview of the lawsuit
  • Dakota Access Pipeline’s impact on farmers and landowners
  • Native Americans’ concerns about the pipeline and related issues
  • Other current eminent domain conflicts, such as wind turbines, lakes, airports
  • Presentation of Crossing the Divide” by Ralph King, filmed last spring as the Climate Justice Unity March walked from Little Creek Camp 85 miles to Des Moines. The film shows the value of rebuilding trust and unity across political, cultural and geographic lines.
  • Learn about the Climate Justice Unity March 2018 from Des Moines to Ft. Dodge in September
  • Discussion and next steps

Partners

Contact Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org to bring “Crossing the Divide” to your community