Justseeds friend David Solnit shared this project and video about a climate justice poster project that is timed with the September climate mobilizations and march planned for New York City on September 17th. Solnit writes:
We shipped out nearly 10,000 poster packs to order.
Below is a wonderful video with artists speaking and The Peace Poets new song.
We are using the language of art and poetry to make the climate crisis visible, with artwork from artists living at ground zero of recent extreme weather disasters. Participating artist Favianna Rodriguez explains, “As a movement who cares about climate justice and justice overall, we need to better leverage the power of culture because culture is what transforms the imagination—culture shows us what’s possible. And we can do that by including artists and culture makers in our organizing work.”
More on the posters from David Solnit:
Order your Art to End Fossil Fuels poster newspapers HERE.
When world leaders discuss climate action at the United Nations in New York this September, people across the world will hit the street in massive coordinated action to demand that governments end fossil fuels. Fossil Fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis, causing this summer’s extreme heat, fires, toxic smoke and flooding.
I am working with People VS Fossil Fuels, five amazing movement artists and The Peace Poets to produce thousands of large, fold-out, full-color poster art newspapers demanding “END FOSSIL FUELS.” We are using the language of art and poetry to make the climate crisis visible, with artwork from artists living at ground zero of recent extreme weather disasters. This art and art kit is a resource to everyone taking action for climate justice this September:
- Sept 15: Climate Strike youth-led school walkouts and actions
- Sept 17 NYC March to End Fossil Fuels
- Sept 15 & 17 Global Days of Action
We are aiming to get ten thousand poster art newspapers (=40,000 posters) out across North America. Can you help get these up in your community?
People are using the poster art to:
PASTE OR POST: Paste them up on visible public walls and surfaces, or post them with tape, staples, or tacks
MAKE INTO SIGNS: tape/glue/attach to stiff backing (cardboard, re-used election signs, etc.)
DISPLAY AS POP-UP ART SHOW: Display them on a wall or clothesline as a pop-up art show.
ART BUILD: Use the posters as inspiration to host an art-making event with your group or community to make your own posters and signs.
Tips, instructions, recipes and downloads at Art Kit: HERE
Order Art to End Fossil Fuels poster newspapers HERE.
David Solnit, arts organizer