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 Jan 21

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing

    Tuesday, January 21st 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

    Join fellow creative activists and light projectionists for our monthly Artful Activism Call.  RSVP below and instructions will be sent to you via email.

    An Agenda is in the works and will be posted shortly.

    We look forward to connecting with you!

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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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  • Soundtrack for a Revolution

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • Vashon Theatre

    Backbone Campaign presents a 1 night screening of Soundtrack for a Revolution - about the American civil rights movement, told through its powerful music - the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.

    Soundtrack for a Revolution delivers a unique mix of musical performances, interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, and riveting archival footage.

    Watch the trailer HERE.

    Following the screening, Vashon's own Free Range Folk Choir will lead a community sing a long of songs of revolution for our times.  Join in with your voice, after being inspired by this compelling film! This screening is to honor Martin Luther King Jr's birthday on January 20th, and Black History Month in February.

    Share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/511943752863179/

    Thank you to the Meaningful Movies Project for collaboration and to Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech for supporting this event! Admission is by donation. Doors open at 5:30pm.

     

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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
  • Blindspotting

    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • Vashon Theatre

    Backbone Campaign presents a 1-night screening of "Blindspotting."

    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-HBqVbtTo

    Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland.

    Thank you to the Meaningful Movies Project for collaboration and to Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech for supporting this event.

    Admission is by donation. 

     

     

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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