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Virtual Town Hall - From Smallpox to Covid-19: Let's Heal One Another


The Indigenous Peoples Movement and the Lakota People’s Law Project invite all Indigenous people and allies to a very special virtual town hall this Friday evening. 29 Indigenous leaders, including activist and podcast host Shuan King, American-Peruvian rapper Immortal Technique, civil rights activist Carmen Perez, and Phyllis Young of the Lakota People’s Law Project will lead an enlightening and healing discussion to find solutions to the impacts of COVID-19 and centuries of colonial trauma on Indigenous communities.

What: “From Smallpox to Covid-19; Let’s Heal One Another” (Virtual Town Hall)

When: Friday, May 8 — Group 1: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST

Group 2: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST

Why: Let’s unite to create solutions for Indigenous peoples globally!

The Indigenous Peoples Movement formed in 2018 and hosted the first Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. in January of 2019. Here is a statement from organizers about this Friday’s special online event: “For hundreds of years, Indigenous people have fallen victim to racial disparities, underlying conditions, and poverty. All of these affect how the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the world. The purpose of the Town Hall is to come up with solutions to how individuals throughout our global Indigenous family can help one another despite the lack of support governments are providing to our communities. We have to pull together and not just speak about ideas but create solutions.”

Event details, including a full list of speakers, and more information on the Indigenous Peoples Movement are available at:

The event will be livestreamed on a variety of platforms at the following links:

IPM YouTube:



For information on programming or participation, call 213-318-4932 .


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