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  • Vashon Welcomes Winona LaDuke

    • Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    • O Space

    winona.pngPlease join Backbone Campaign and other Vashon Island organizations in welcoming internationally renowned activist, environmentalist, and farmer Winona LaDuke to Vashon. Enjoy a festive evening with live music and an uplifting talk by Winona  and local indigenous leaders as we gather to raise money for her organization, Honor the Earth.  

    Main event starts at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $25/person ($15/students/seniors)

    A special reception with Winona is at 6-7. Tickets are $150/person. 

    Tickets are available at Vashon Bookshop and Brown Paper Ticket. All proceeds go to Honor the Earth.

    Learn more about her work in this 10 minute video.

    Winona LaDuke is an internationally-acclaimed authority on indigenous environmental justice issues, which she balances by leading on-the-ground initiatives that support restorative economies, land rights, renewable energy and local food systems. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch, Winona has lived and worked on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for decades, and was a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. Today, she is growing Winona's Hemp and Heritage Farm into a viable, post-petroleum, agricultural enterprise. 

    Honor the Earth, started by Winona in 1993 to support indigenous environmental justice, is currently fighting the construction of a Tar Sands oil pipeline routed through the land and waters of northern Minnesota, including the White Earth Reservation and the headwaters of the Mississippi River.   

    We are incredibly honored to have Winona join us. Multiple organizations on Vashon are working hand in hand to make this special event possible, all in support of Honor the Earth. Please join us for the camaraderie and festivities!

    Event organizers from Vashon include:

    Backbone Campaign
    Fable Collections
    Open Space for Arts and Community
    Strata Associates
    Vashon Heritage Museum
    Vashon and Maury Island Land Trust
    Vashon Nature Center

    Event volunteers are needed!  Contact Amy if you can help out with set up, serving, clean up, door, and more.

  • 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.