Backbone Campaign HQ & Backbone Spokane joined forces to bring artful activism to the Spokane 2019 Earth Day celebration.
The Backbone team worked with our buddies at Save Our Wild Salmon to deploy inflatables and create the 9th human orca mural since last July when orca mother Tahlequah and her pod alerted us all to the urgency of their plight and the need for restoring chinook salmon runs. There are 3 more orca murals coming up. This creative action is a simple yet powerful ritual to connect people to what they love and to others who share their values. It is a unique organizing method that builds the cohesion and resolve of our communities to take action so that future generations will be blessed with plentiful salmon and thriving orcas.
Drone footage video short of mural creation HERE.
Additional pictures of the day HERE