Saturday, 25 June 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
“At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.” Chico Mendes
Join us on this 2 hour workshop of innovative storytelling and creative activism to honour the heroism of those who have been killed and those who are presently being repressed in their resistance against mining, oil and gas projects around the world. At Pachamama Festival we believe that art can create awareness and awareness can lead to activism and change, especially if we come together as a community.
This workshop has been designed to transfer the seeds of awareness left behind by environmental defenders from around the world who have taken action, because their government, multinational corporations or other entities have threaten their family, their community, their environment or their way of life. These defenders are being attacked and in some instances they have even been killed.
Join us on a journey that will connect you with their stories and struggles and be part of a collective process that will be the foundation of a new mural pitched for an Inner West wall. This mural will be a constant reminder that these people’s struggles continue and we are here to carry on with their legacy. The workshop will be led by Mark Taylor, Raquel Duron and Rosell Flatley.
Food and drinks available for sale.
Entry is free
Supported by Marrickville Council as part of Open Marrickville, and Addison Road Community Centre.