Get Your Chocolatatda Tickets or Reserve a Table Today!
The Backbone Campaign is bringing its Chocolatada to Seattle! Flowing with delicious drinkable chocolate, inspiration, beauty and hilarity, we'll toast local heroes and turn ripples into waves of social transformation. Fantastic LIVE music, Aerialists, and even a Wheel of Fortune style game show guarantees we all go home winners.
Seattle's favorite emcee, the brilliant and delightful Kevin Joyce will host the evening, humorously guiding us through inspirational performances and stories from the front lines of social change. Fabric aerialist Esther Edelman will enthrall with lyrical beauty and thrilling aerial acrobatics while musical sculptor Ela Lamblin of Lelavision amazes with "Scupltaural" ear candy from his musical creations. The Aviatrix aerial ensemble will dance upon giant suspended "martinis" and musical ensemble Correo Aereo will open hearts with their contemporary acoustic renditions of traditional melodies from Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela.
Now is the perfect time to plan a fun night out! So, mark your calendar - Call your friends - Reserve a table (or half a table), and get your tickets early. This is going to be a wonderful gathering of fantastic people, celebrating the great work we are all doing together.
Activism without the Backbone Campaign, would be like a world without chocolate. This is a fun way to make sure there remains an abundance of both. This is our one big fundraising event this year, so please help make it an unforgettably huge success!
Join Friends & Allies for the 5th Annual Cross-Movement Artful Activism, Strategy, Creative Tactics & Community Organizing Intensive Training Camp!
This camp is made possible partially by the generous support of the: Nathan Cummings Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Greenpeace, and others.
Partner with Us!
If you would like your organization listed as a Partner, please call the Backbone Campaign office 206-408-8058
Join friends and allies for the 5th annual cross-movement Creative Tactics, Direct Action, and Organizing Training Camp:
Localize This! - July 31st- Aug 5th 2013
Anti-Oppression Day-Long workshop on July 31st
Tips for Crowd-Funding your camp paticipation- HERE
What is Localize This? Watch the video below to find out!
More info on last year's Localize This!
SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction) is organizing a RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK to contact you on short notice to protest and, if necessary, nonviolently blockade the bank eviction of South Park resident Jeremy Griffin.
Here's how you sign up:
The blockade will start very early Wed. morning, May 15, and will continue in shifts round-the-clock until the Sheriff arrives. Please come as soon as you receive our text. Timing is critical. We're planning a press conference for 11:30 AM on Wed.; so please come then to show your solidarity. Jeremy's home is at 725 So. Henderson Street, Seattle. (See driving directions below.)
For years Jeremy Griffin has labored as an ironworker on construction projects, reading plans, and physically carrying on his shoulders tons of rebar each day. When the Great Recession hit, the construction industry dried up, along with Jeremy's income.
After the stress of years of unemployment and underemployment, his life partner left him. Soon his mortgage went into default. Then in 2012, the construction industry began to revive, and Jeremy got a job again as an ironworker on a bridge near his South Park, Seattle, home.
He told Wells Fargo, his bank, he could now pay his mortgage, but they were not interested. He even delivered to Wells Fargo's Seattle headquarters $1800 rent checks. On his first rent delivery, Wells Fargo threatened to call the police. On his second delivery, they opted to close the entire 47-story headquarters for the afternoon, rather than accept his money. Today, after a King County Superior Court commissioner denied Jeremy's motion to stay his eviction, the Sheriff posted a notice ordering him to vacate his home by early Wed. morning.
1. Head west on Pine St. toward 2nd Ave
2. Turn left (south) onto 2nd Ave.
3. Turn right (west) onto Columbia St.
4. Slight left to merge onto WA-99 S
5. Slight right toward WA-99 S
(signs for WA-99 S/W Marginal Way/South Park/WA-509/Burien)
6. Continue straight onto WA-99 S
7. Take the WA 99 S exit toward
West Marginal Way/South Park
8. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for South Park/Cloverdale St.
9. Turn left onto 1st Avenue South
10. Take 2nd left onto S Cloverdale St.
11. Turn right onto 7th Ave. S
12. Turn left onto S Henderson St.
13. 725 S Henderson St. is on your right
Kayaking in the Park
May 19th 12-4pm
RSVP for free Kayaking! -Water Safety Training Provided
Olympia activists are building allies and connections to stop the great Frack Attack on America. It's high time our un-representatives Listen To The Many, Not The Money, because Fackcidents Happen, and Happen, again and again. We have a right to clean air, clean water, and a livable planet, but the massive invasion of fracking equipment through our ports to frack in the Dakotas, the Western Plateau, and beyond threatens what we hold sacred.
Join us for a day of food, friends, and free kayaking as we amp up a campaign for Our Ports, Our Planet, Save the Salish Sea, Stop the Frack Attack!
KAYAK & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR: Trip Jennings first became a kayak instructor in 1998 and since then has shared his love of water as an instructor, competitive whitewater kayaker, expedition kayaker and filmmaker. In 2008 he was recognized by National Geographic as an 'Adventurer of the Year' for a kayak expedition to Papua New Guinea and was featured in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. But most passionately, Trip is a climate justice activist working to confront the root causes of climate change. He is a member of Portland Rising Tide, campaigning to stop the onslaught of energy export proposals in the NW and professionally Trip works with groups such as the Power Past Coal Coalition and Columbia River Keeper as a videographer. He is currently producing a documentary on the oil, gas and coal export proposals in Oregon and Washington.
Celebrate Seattle’s growing cooperative economy at this month’s Greendrinks!
We Heart Co-ops!
Greendrinks mixer hosted by YES! Magazine
Tuesday, May 14th
Enjoy free Wilridge wine, Fremont Brewing beer, food from Central Co-op, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, and Raaka chocolate while connecting with co-op experts and getting to know the diverse Seattle communities who are meeting their needs through cooperation. YES! Magazine is throwing this festival on the heels of its successful Spring issue, “How Cooperatives are Driving the New Economy”—pick up a copy plus a free 1-year subscription at the party!
$5 suggested donation at the door; More at the Seattle Greendrinks website: http://s.coop/1m13w.
Please help us reduce waste - even compostable waste - by bringing your own mugs, wine glasses, and the like. Compostable cups will be available for a $5 suggested donation. Plan your trip with Metro Trip Planner:http://tripplanner.kingcounty.
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, SLICE: Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere, Equal Exchange Espresso Bar, Domestic Fair Trade Association, Black Coffee Co-op, Moving Images (producers of Shift Change), NW Cooperative Development Center, One PacificCoast Bank, Seattle Good Business Network, Black Dollar Days Taskforce, Clean Greens Farm and Market, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Universal Declaration Communication,People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative, Post Growth Institute, Fremont Arts Council, Backbone Campaign, Homestead Community Land Trust, Delridge Grocery Co-op, Seattle Farm Co-op, Homestead Community Land Trust, Northwest Staging & Sound
Thanks also to Seattle Greendrinks’ 2013 sponsors: The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Keeney's Office Supplies, Tonnemaker Family Orchard, HonestTea, The Essential Baking Company, and Chaco Canyon Cafe!
We Heart Co-ops! on Facebook: http://s.coop/1m19z
Hope to see you there!