Many hearty greetings from Cascadia Rising Tide and the Beehive Design Collective!
Together we will expound upon the interrelated ecological and social crises threatening the hemisphere, making links between global economic structures, militarization, and resource and energy consumption, while also highlighting grassroots resistance struggles and what YOU can do to participate in active change.
We hope you’ll join us for an interactive, multi-media, combined presentation that celebrates fossil fuel resistance from around the globe AND embarks on a visual tour of the Beehive Collective’s Graphic Trilogy about corporate globalization in the Americas (FEATURING a behind-the-scenes look at the long-anticipated MESOAMERICA RESISTE graphic, currently on the cusp of completion!)
D I S M A N T L I N G M O N O C U L T U R E:
TALES OF ANTS AND ECONOMICS IN THE AMERICAS
The Beehive is a wildly motivated all-volunteer, art-activist collective that has gained international attention and participation for its collaboratively produced graphics campaigns. ( Wait You aren’t familiar with the bees’ work? Visit http://www.beehivecollective.org )
With three giant illustrated portable murals, a six foot tall fabric storybook, and an engaging narrative, the Bees take audiences on an interactive VISUAL tour of the connections between COLONIZATION, MILITARIZATION, and RESOURCE EXTRACTION in the Americas. We will be exposing the agendas of the Free Trade Area of the Americas and Plan Colombia, and celebrating resistance to Plan Puebla Panama in Mesoamerica.
It’s a picture-lecture to be understood by anyone – not just the experts and political analysts JOIN IN as we de-construct the complex and overwhelming issues that are shaping our world, using bio-regionally accurate depictions of animals and insects as metaphors to link cultural and ecological diversity.
For MORE INFO on our half of the tour please visit the TOUR page via the link below. http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/tour.htm
RISING TIDE ROADSHOW:
CONFRONTING THE ROOT CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Rising Tide is an international grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the roots causes of climate change and promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.
Rising Tide will bring home the global struggle for climate justice, connecting the dots between the overarching crisis of climate change and the grassroots struggles of communities resisting the fossil fuel industry’s assault on their land and culture.
In a multi-media presentation celebrating fossil fuel resistance from around the globe, we will highlight the diversity of creative tactics that are taking a bottom-up approach to connecting the dots between OIL, WAR CORPORATE POWER, COAL and the De-STABILIZATION of the GLOBAL CLIMATE. …with voices from the front lines of the struggle for ecological justice in the Pacific Northwest! (see below for more info).
Your help in spreading the word to other potential hosts is much-appreciated. Please forward this webpage or download some flyers or handbills.
WHO IS SPEAKING ON THE TOUR?
Rising Tide is working with local social and environmental justice activists for each stop on our tour. Here’s more background on the speakers involved (different folks will be talking different nights):
Jordan, with the Peak Oil Environmental Justice Task Force, will be discussing peak oil and it’s implications for social justice in the US.
Regina, with Klamath Riverkeeper, will be discussing energy politics and environmental justice in Oregon, corporate greed on the Klamath River and what tribal activists, fishermen and environmentalist are doing about it.
Brent, with the Native Youth Movement and Portland State Universities Students for Unity, will be discussing human rights and environmental issues on indigenous lands in the southwest US.
Monica, with the University of Oregon Survival Center and Rising Tide, will be discussing AFRICOM, the new US military command planned for monitoring the world’s largest sweet crude oil reserves.
Daniel, with Energy Options, will be discussing liquefied natural gas and coal infrastructure development plans in Oregon and Washington and implications for global justice.
Brian, with Rising Tide, will be discussing Rising Tide and the global movement for climate justice.