This Monday October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).The Indigenous-led coalition of Mazaska (money) Talks and Standing Rock leaders have called on allies everywhere to join them for 3 days of mass global action.
You and other Vashonites with a conscience will join this global call for action on Monday to show the banks that financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples is not an acceptable business practice.
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This is a family friendly action with low to no risk of arrest. The Vashon Green School (formerly the Homestead School) will be joining us.
We will deliver a demand letter to the bank and protest with uplifting songs, chants and beautiful imagery including a 10' Earth globe and 35' Inflatable Pipeline.
PS: Help Laura finish creating the imagery for the action on Sunday from 4:30 - 8pm in the upstairs classroom of the Sheffield Building, Backbone's HQ. She needs 4-5 folks to help her. all/Text Laura at 206-409-5815 so she can let you in and knows to expect you (the doors are locked on the weekend).
PPS: Call/text Estavan 206-571-8869 to plug into specific roles for the day of action or help with some of the preparations. We need help with outreach, crafting some talking points and songs/chants, and creating an info sheet for Chase customers who want to help. We need to assign a few roles prior to the day of such as a few spokespersons, a police liaison, a couple folks open to interfacing with customers and members of the public, song / chant leaders and more.
- October 23, 2017 at 11:30pm – October 24, 2017
Backbone's Vashon Office Suite 205 at the Sheffield Building
18850 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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