Artists for CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION
You are invited to come to 350Kishwaukee’s planning meeting on September 18 for artists interested in using their art for climate action. This is an invitation for artists involved in the visual arts, music, theater, and the spoken arts to use their craft towards social activism. 350Kishwaukee members have three focal points. One focus is the Enbridge tar sands pipelines that are crossing the Midwest and come through DeKalb County within walking distance of NIU. The second is bringing attention to the United National’s Climate Change Conference (COP21) that will take place in Paris from November 30 through December 11, 2015. The third focal point is the moral necessity of divestment from fossil fuels.
According to the international climate group, 350.org, artists are integral to building the necessary social movement needed to take on climate change. At this meeting we will discuss the possible education and publicity actions we can take and the ways we want to group ourselves. Bring ideas, samples of your art (optional), and materials for developing working coalitions. Feel free to sketch, strum, drum, or gesture while we talk.
Our meeting will be held Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7:00 pm to
9:00 pm at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center located at 1021 State Street in DeKalb, IL. This meeting is free and everyone is welcome to attend (even men). For more information or for a ride you can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 758-4827.