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

    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!

     

    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!

     

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  • Dammed to Extinction

    Join Backbone Meaningful Movies Tuesday, June 11th, 6pm at Vashon Theatre for a special screening of Dammed to Extinction. 

    This much awaited documentary features the life’s work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 75 remain.  The orcas’ prize food is Snake River chinook salmon  — but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Dammed to Extinction shows how removing these dams will save money, salmon, and orca.

    Watch the trailer HERE.

    Share & help spread the word on Facebook.

    The orca are starving, and dams have been the main culprit behind salmon’s demise. A broad and growing coalition of scientists, economists, conservationists, and citizens say removing these Lower Snake River fish killing dams is the best chance we have to bring abundant runs of salmon and the orca that rely on them.

    The timing of this film – and its urgent call to action – could not be better. Northwest salmon and Southern Resident orcas need our help today. Citizens regionally and nationally are calling for bold leadership and urgent action. Northwest elected officials have begun to step up and advocate for some big changes to restore our salmon, protect our orcas and invest in our communities. Restoring the lower Snake River and its chinook salmon populations is our biggest river and salmon restoration opportunity on the West Coast. Join us for the film and discussion afterward, on what do orca need – and what can we all do together to get it done.

    This screening is happening in collaboration with Save Our wild Salmon and is made possible thanks to support from Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech, as well as from the King County CSA Grant Program.  Admission is free; donations to Backbone Campaign are 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