Solidarity Brigades

Connect with Fellow Action-Oriented Organizers

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Join the Backbone Solidarity Brigade network of autonomous multi-affiliated affinity groups deploying artful activist tactics in solidarity with local and national causes.   

Engage with Backbone Campaign in the praxis of artful activism and reflection of collective purpose, goals, strategy and vision.

The tools and capacity we share with communities include: 

Artful Activism props like Trump Bobble Heads; a 16’ Racism-is-the-Elephant-in-the-Room inflatable elephant; a 28’ 28th Amendment & 210’ Constitution Preamble celebrating “We the People” (juxtaposed to “We the Corporations”) to end Corporate Personhood; fleet of inflatables, including globes, salmon, orca, Statue of Liberty. Sign up to borrow imagery here.

Banner kits with changeable messages and lettering, so groups can get their message out during day time traffic commutes, at marches, and other spots - loudly, in a highly visible way. Order yours by clicking here.

Night time visibility tools - light projections on buildings using GOBOs and LED light panels to spell out a message on a freeway overpass, the side of a building, or other visible location. Want to take action in your community!? Let us know HERE.

Join a Solidarity Brigade near you or start your own by visiting their calendar page and fill out the contact form for Seattle  •  Spokane  •  Bellingham  •  Olympia  •  Bay Area  •  Los Angeles  •  San Diego  •  Las Vegas  •  Denver/Boulder  •  Dallas  •  Milwaukee/Madison, WI  •  Chicago  •  Michigan  •  New York City  •  DC/Baltimore  •  Portland  •  Atlanta or...

PROPOSE ACTION using Backbone Props HERE

SUBMIT an ACTION REPORT HERE

Tell us how YOU want to  ENGAGE  with Backbone:

 

Continue below to RSVP for these actions or HOST your own!

 

  • JOIN the Backbone Campaign Network Monthly Call - Tuesday 1/23 @ 5pm PST/8pm EST

    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    • Your phone or computer

    Calling all change-makers! 

    Please join our monthly Solidarity Brigade/Artful Activism call on Tuesday 1/23 at 5 PM PST/ 8 PM EST  - RSVP below!

    On the call:

    • We'll split into a breakout groups, one for Solidarity Brigades to collaborate together and riff new actions, and another breakout group for new & veteran activists like you to find out about the many resources Backbone has available to offer you and your organizing. 

    • Learn about ways to plug into actions in your local area.

    • Get advice from and coordinate actions with the more seasoned members of our network.

    • Learn about Backbone tools and tactics that you can mobilize.ftrump1.jpg

    • We'll be joined by a special guest who helped with the recent action at the College Football Championship game to “welcome” #45

    Please let Phil know what you are looking to get out of the call beforehand, so we can tailor the agenda for everyone to get as much as possible out of our time on the call. Phil is reached at phil@backbonecampaign.org.

    We look forward to hearing what rabble-rousing you've been getting into and to dialoguing about how we can collaborate!

    We use the video conferencing tool ZOOM ( if you just want to watch and not be on video yourself you can "mute" your device's camera). If you have access to video on your phone, tablet, or laptop briefly download the zoom app before the call. If you want to skip video altogether, you can just dial in with your phone. 

    Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7222639356

    Or iPhone one-tap (you will need to download the Zoom app for iphone first): +14086380968,7222639356# or +16465588656,7222639356#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 722 263 9356

    Hear about artful activism escapades, connect with other change-makers, and strategize how we can more effectively and creatively engage in social change.

    RSVP and mark your calendar today!

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  • First Daughter and the Black Snake - Backbone Meaningful Movies

    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Vashon Theatre

    Backbone Campaign brings "First Daughter and the Black Snake" - a documentary featuring the work of Winona LaDuke - to Vashon Theatre, Tuesday, Feb 13th at 6 pm.  Admission is by donation.Black-Snake-poster_2017.jpg

    Winona believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe’s 1855 Treaty land, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.

    The film screening is a prelude to Winona's appearance on Vashon Island in March. The event is made possible thanks to generous support from Island GreenTech and Vashon Theatre.

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  • Whose Streets - Backbone Meaningful Movies Film Screening

    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Vashon Theatre

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breath this movement for justice, Whose St11.jpgreets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

    Filmmakers Sabaah Falayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived this story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting for the right to live.

    Watch the trailer here.

    Anthony Rogers Wright will be our guest speaker after the screening.

    Thank you to Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech for their generous support that makes Backbone Meaningful Movies happen.

    Admission is by donation, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

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