Solidarity Brigades

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Lift up your local community’s work

Connect with a network of fellow Action-Oriented Organizers

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

SUMBIT an ACTION REPORT HERE

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, pipeline. 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.

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

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, Minneapolis, Wenatchee, LA - Long Beach, Houston, San Antonio, Brownsville, San Francisco, Eugene, Miami, Tallahassee, Boston, Charleston, Nashville, Newark.

Learn how to get started here.

Access resources by signing the MOU and joining our next monthly call (third Thursday of the month, 5pm (Pacific)/8pm (Eastern).

Tell us how YOU want to  ENGAGE  with Backbone:

 

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

 

  • SB Call Feb 25

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing

    Join Backbone and its Solidarity Brigade Network for our February call. 

    Tuesday, February 25th 5pm (PACIFIC)/8PM (EASTERN).

    Scroll down to RSVP - instructions for logging onto the call will be emailed to you when you complete your reservation.

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  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

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  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

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  • Raise Hell

     

    Backbone Meaningful Movies presents a one night screening of “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins” on Tuesday, March 10th, 6-8pm, at Vashon Theatre.

    Molly Ivins was a nationally-syndicated political columnist and author, who remained cheerful despite the state of politics in this country and her own physical trials. She was known for her firebrand style of journalism that took on Good Old Boy corruption, with razor sharp wit.

    She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and presciently remarked "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country."

    Ivins started at the Houston Chronicle and rapidly worked her way up. In 1976 she joined the New York Times. Ivins won many awards too numerous to list for her writing, courage, and truth telling.

    The Roger Ebert film review website wrote about the film, “There was never anybody like Molly Ivins before, and never will be again, and this documentary does a fine job of capturing what made her special. “

    Check out the trailer HERE.

    Attend this film screening to learn more about this celebrated Texan. The event is made possible thanks to generous support from Island Green Tech and Vashon Theatre. Admission is free; donations to Backbone Campaign accepted at the door.

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  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp
  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp
  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp
  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp
  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp
  • Wednesday Art Build

    Join us Wednesday in the Sheffield Warehouse for our weekly art build! We would love your help whether you have time for an hour or can come by for the whole afternoon.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

    rsvp