Civil Disobedience: From Thoreau to DAPL


Tuesday, December 19, 2017    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road, Stow, MA , 01775

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Join us as we look at writings about and acts of civil disobedience from the 19th-century to now.

Jeffrey S. Cramer will offer comments on Henry David Thoreau’s 1849 essay, “Civil Disobedience” (published as “Resistance to Civil Government”). Jason and Jessica Packineau will share their experience as part of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Jeffrey S. Cramer is Curator of Collections of The Walden Woods Project’s Thoreau Institute Library.

Jason Packineau is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara) of North Dakota.

Jessica Packineau has worked with both the Water Protector Legal Collective and the Freshet Collective.

This program is co-sponsored by the Walden Woods Project and the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton Social Justice Council.  The Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance is a supporting partner.

FREE and open to the public!

This event is part of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read. Find out more about the Read here.

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