Climate change continues to have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities around the globe, including migrants and communities of color—people who are typically marginalized in our society. Justseeds, in collaboration with CultureStrike (CultureStrike is now part of the Center for Cultural Power), forged partnerships between artists and frontline environmental justice organizations to create this portfolio, which sought to highlight the effects of climate change on these communities.
The portfolio drew inspiration from the powerful work of grassroots groups that have championed creative and community-based solutions to combat climate change; and that have resisted industrial fossil fuel projects, fracking operations, destructive mining practices, and the transportation of toxins. The art amplified voices from the frontline communities most impacted by global warming and destructive environmental practices.
ARTISTS AND COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS:
- Agana/Southwest Worker’s Union (SWU)
- Micah Bazant/Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
- Kevin Caplicki/Marcellus Shale Earth First!
- Thea Gahr/Everglades Earth First! (EEF!)
- Thomas Greyeyes/The San Carlos Apache
- Nicolas Lampert/The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS)
- Fernando Marti/No More Deaths
- Colin Matthes/Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
- Mazatl/Reclaim Turtle Island (RTI)
- Nicolas Medina/People Organizing to Demand Environmental Justice
- Roger Peet/Portland and Wild Idaho Rising Tide
- Gilda Posada/California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
- Jesse Purcell/The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkyu/Big Frog Clan)
- Pete Railand/Occupy Sandy
- Favianna Rodriguez/Movement Generation (MG)
- Julio Salgado/Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS)
- Meredith Stern/Bridge the Gulf
- David Tim/ClimateTruth.org
- Rommy Torrico/Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)
- Mary Tremonte/Tar Sands Blockade
- Erin Yoshi/Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
- Bec Young/Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival (RAMPS)
We offer exhibition copies of all of our portfolios for loan to schools, galleries, libraries, community spaces, and other institutions and organizations that want to temporarily exhibit our work! Check out this page for more details and to get started!
Note: each portfolio contained a USB thumb-drive, containing high-resolution digital images, a copy of the press release, copy of the colophon, hanging instructions for exhibition, a guide to the images, the “We Are the Storm/Climate Warrior” video, and two “how to” videos about banner and stencil making.