Greetings from Parents 4 Climate!
We have so many amazing events and actions you may be interested in! You can find out more by checking out our monthly updates here. Thank you for doing whatever you can to help fight for our children’s future. If this list still doesn't give you enough to satisfy your “gotta get involved” motto….visit For Our Kids!
Parents 4 Climate are busy this August balancing time with family and friends, planning for actions in the Fall and trips to Fairy Creek! We hope you have found a similar balance.
August Updates (view and share this online here)
- One-year Anniversary of Fairy Creek Blockades - Monday Aug 9th
- Eden Grove Artist Gallery Showing - you are invited to the Opening Reception!
- Global Climate Strike Sept 24th - set the date aside!
- Floating Concert in support of RAVEN Trust - September date TBA
- West Coast Climate Action Network Newsletter
1. One-Year milestone of the Ada'itsx
If you are not going to Fairy Creek, hope you can come to the Legislature on Monday to participate in Voices from the Ancestral Forest Frontlines, a gathering in honour of the 1 year milestone of the Ada'itsx/ Fairy Creek blockades. It begins at 2pm with a march from the courthouse at Blanshard St. to the Legislature, and continues from there through the rest of the day and into the evening so pop by any time. You can find out more HERE
2. Gallery Showing from the Eden Grove Artist in Residence Program
Aug. 10 - Sept. 4 at Fortune Gallery: 537 Fisgard St., open Tues-Sun 12-5 pm
Last Stand: Ancient Forests, Collective Action
In March 2021 the Eden Grove Artist in Residence Program was created to bring artists into one of the last remaining stands of unprotected old growth forests on southern Vancouver Island. The studio was positioned just across the bridge from Eden Camp - one of the many old growth logging blockades in the Port Renfrew area on unceded Pacheedaht Territory. Resident artists were immersed in the ancient forest ecosystem while also bearing witness to the frontlines of the non-violent direct action movement initiated by the Rainforest Flying Squad, under the guidance of Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones and Hereditary Chief Victor Peter.
The exhibition Last Stand: Ancient Forests, Collective Action, begins on August 9th, exactly one year since the first blockade was established at the ridgeline of the Fairy Creek valley. Participating artists, while advocating for the protection of ancient forests, are also using their work to create space, ask questions and explore the complexity of interconnected issues from indigenous rights to climate change. The artwork produced through the residency program is powerful, evocative and diverse, and includes drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture. Some of the artists are emerging in their careers, while others are well established, and exhibit their work nationally and internationally.
Jeremy Herndl, Kyle Scheurmann, Mike Andrew McLean, Heather Kai Smith, Connie Michelle Morey, Rande Cook, Paul Walde, Valerie Salez, Tony Grove, Ken Miner, Dawna Mueller.
Curated by Jessie Demers
3. Friday September 24: GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
From Fridays for Future: On September 24, we will strike to demand for intersectional climate justice! Join us! #uprootthesystem. The climate crisis does not exist in a vacuum. Other socio-economic crises such as racism, sexism, ableism, class inequality, and more amplify the climate crisis and vice versa. It is not just a single issue, our different struggles and liberations are connected and tied to each other. We are united in our fight for climate justice, but we must also acknowledge that we do not experience the same problems; nor do we experience them to the same extent. Together we will fight for a just future where no one is left behind. The historical victories of collective action have proven the need for the youth to stand united with the multi-sectoral, intergenerational struggle for a better future for all; a future where people and planet are prioritized. https://fridaysforfuture.org/September24/
4. Floating Concert in support of Raven Trust
If you didn’t make it to the Raven Trust floating concerts in Victoria in July you will have a chance to attend (or Volunteer) at one this September in Vic West brought to you by Parents4Climate! Watch for dates in our next newsletter.
5. West Coast Climate Action Network
Parents4Climate is a member of the West Coast Climate Action Network. Please see this weeks newsletter to learn about actions and events happening in BC and beyond. One group that is mentioned here is Climate Education Reform BC a youth led movement that is calling for our support!
All the best, Kate, Erin and Faro
We work, live and play on the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We endeavour in work and live to minimize the harm perpetuated by our presence on this land and stand in solidarity with the sovereignty and resurgence of Indigenous peoples.
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