*EVERY SUNDAY* come join the March for Real Climate Leadership Art Crew make and build signs and props to be displayed February 7th!
WHAT: Make banners, signs, puppets and more for the March for Real Climate Leadership in February.
WHEN: Every Sunday until the march (Feb 7th) 10am to 3pm
WHERE: Greenpeace Warehouse, 955 7th St., Oakland (a few blocks from West Oakland BART).
WHAT TO BRING: Yoghurt containers w/lids, painting clothes, drinking water, snacks to share, music and your friends! We will be working mostly outdoors, so think about sun protection and warm layers.
Contact David Solnit firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more info about the art build. Contact Vanessa@350.org if you can help volunteer to help carry the art--or help us coordinate volunteers for the different visual elements00parachutes, flags, banners, etc. Go tomarchforclimateleadership.org for more info about the march or to sign-on as a partner.
We'll be working on a bunch of mass visual for the march, including working on the 'Pieces of the Solution' participatory art project for students, youth and adults to make art and handwritten letters in the shape of puzzle pieces that will be connected together and carried during the March for Real Climate Leadership on Feb 3rd, 2015 in Oakland, and ultimately delivered to Governor Brown. For more info on the 'Pieces of the Solution' project, head here: http://bit.ly/rclarts.
Hope to see you there!
Art will be a major element of the March for Real Climate Leadership. As writer and visionary Ursula K Le Guin said at the 2014 National Book Awards, “Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art.” Part of what made the People’s Climate March in New York so successful was the powerful arts organizing leading up to it — and we intend to continue carry that momentum to Oakland by putting art, culture and creativity at the heart of the mobilization.
March for Real Climate Leadership Arts Organizing Goals
**FACILITATE: the creation of powerful, beautiful, clear visual, performance, music art to amplify our stories, engage and energize participants, and reach our communities and the public in the streets and through all sorts of media and word of mouth.
**ENGAGE communities, groups, artists and everyone in making art, creating relationships and building movement, momentum and mobilization.
**ESCALATE: using art and innovation is a way to escalate our pressure on Gov Brown and our fight against the fossil fuel industry, in addition to marching in Brown’s hometown and increasing our numbers from the last march in Sacramento. The process of art making and the powerful visuals and the People’s Climate March in New York played a strong role in the mobilization and power of that march and of the Flood Wall Street action the following day.
955 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607
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