Solidarity Brigades

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We're excited for you to lock-arms with other organizers and activists. Become an ambassador for artful activism!

  • Learn more about the impact of the creative tactics the Solidarity Brigades are deploying.

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  • Protect_those_you_love_by_les_berenson_bannerAre you an artist, maker, tinkerer, creative, carpenter, or handy with tools or paint brushes?

    Do you want to put those skills to use for positive social change?

    Then join us for our quarterly Builder's Guild Gathering on Monday the 27th on Vashon at the Backbone HQ (JT Sheffield Building, look for the LED Light Panel) at 18850 103rd Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070. Directions HERE

    Please RSVP below!

    Join us to dream and scheme new props and imagery creations to make our social movements more potent, inspiring, and activating. RSVP below, bring your creativity cap, and check out the mosaic below for a small sampling of some of the recent Builders Guild accomplishments.

    WHO: The Backbone Builders Guild is a home for artists, builders, visionaries, problem solvers, and those who like to tinker. If you've got an affinity for making theatrical protest art we want to know! (Text or call Eric at 805-776-3882 if we're not connected already).

    New Projects: During the meet-up we'll:

    • explore a new inflatable Lady Liberty puppet to support organizing on immigration issues
    • learn of progress on the shippable Overpass Light Brigade messages and papier-máché Trump bobble head puppets
    • design new caricatures of selected officials
    • create new spine awards for leader's who've taken a stand
    • design shippable solar panels and wind turbine prop
    • craft a lightweight inflatable globe and more!
    Bring your own new ideas, quandaries you're grappling with, and stories of artistic accomplishments.

    TRANSPORT: Come to the Backbone HQ on Vashon.

    We can pick up walk-on passengers from

    • the West Seattle 4:45pm and 5:10pm ferries
    • the Downtown Seattle 4:30pm walk-on ferry
    • the Tacoma Point Defiance 4:35pm and 5:30pm ferries.
    Let us know by Friday if you can offer or need a carpool, or if you want a pickup. (We'll end in time for you to grab the 8:45pm Seattle-bound and 9pm Tacoma-bound ferries off the island).

    What's Been Happening: Builders Guild folks have been busy creating a 12 foot-tall double-sided 2D prop of Lady Liberty with Trump trying to grope her, 3 papier-máché Trump bobble head puppets, a Russian Putin bobble-head puppet, prototyping the use of 3D scanning to create a inflatable salmon puppet representing our love of the Salish Sea, making giant overpass banners, making stencils for guerrilla light projection, creating and repairing LED light panels, and more!

    Feel free to bring snacks, beverages, photos/video, and schematics to share, we''ll kick it in the cozy conference room.

     

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  • 2017-2-28/Tues_Rally_Sea

    IMG_20170121_133953188.jpgTuesday, February 28 (and every Tuesday), Seattle Indivisible Member of Congress Rally, 11AM to 1PM

                  https://www.facebook.com/events/1070699296369926/

                11AM to Noon:  Rally

                Noon to 1PM:  Meeting with senators Murray and Cantwell staffers Richard Lazarno and Tommy Bauer

                          If you would like to speak at the rally, please email: group-action@seattleindivisible.com

               Location:  Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

    “I found it very easy to walk on the boat and take the C-line to Seneca and 3rd, then walk 2 blocks to the fed building.  -JZ”

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  • 03062017

    Town Hall with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
    5:30PM, Monday, March 6, 2017
    Great Hall
    Free
    This event is free and open to the public.

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal

    This will be the first in a series of public meetings in Washington’s 7th district (which includes most of Seattle and many surrounding areas) and will feature newly elected Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who has been leading the fight to make the democrats an “opposition party”, not a minority party. She will speak about her work in congress and answer audience questions.

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