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 or...

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!

 

  • Wednesday Art Build and Monthly Appreciation Dinner

    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.

    At 5:30 we'll break for dinner.  Bring a potluck dish if you can!

    All are welcome.

    We hope to see you soon!

     

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  • June 2019 call

    • Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    • Your phone or computer

    Greetings good troublemakers!

    Are you ready to become an outlaw?  Our June monthly artful activism call happens Thursday, June 20th (5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern), and in these times as the heavy handed government responses to dissent are mounting, we would like to discuss how we can continue to stand up for what is right.IMG_3872.jpg

    Scroll down this page to RSVP.

    From people facing 20 years for giving border crossers water, to being named in a DHS warrant for bearing witness to the treatment of migrant children at detention centers, to being charged with terrorism for standing in the way of a pipeline, the repercussions for standing for what is right are growing more severe.

    How can we engage under these threats?  Let's discuss ways we want to engage and how we can do it.

    If you have any ideas, suggestion, and/or experience(s) to share, let our Solidarity Brigade Coordinator Phil know.

    Please RSVP BELOW to get call details so you can join our discussion; information will be sent to you immediately after your RSVP.

    If possible, please join us by video on your smartphone or computer so we can see each others' beautiful faces and continue to build community in our network; we look forward to seeing you!

    In the meantime, please enjoy this musical piece written and performed by our longtime ally Eleanor Goldfield, the song is dedicated to our amazing artist ally Alessandra Mondolfi, who was targeted by a DHS warrant in El Paso for bearing witness to the child detention centers and sharing messages of love and solidarity with the children detained there.

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
    ― Thomas Jefferson

     

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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. All welcome - no skills needed!

    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
  • 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