Jimmy's #FrackingBanner and #NoNewPermits Quilt Tour fund
Organized by: Jimmy Betts
EVENT DATE Sep 30, 2015
The Ongoing +10,000-mile Tour of the United States of #FrackingBanner
Tentative Schedule (changes regularly)
– 55-Feet of Traveling Community Action Art –
#BXEFast #NoNewPermits #FloodtheSystem
Personal Tour Updates:
Fall-Winter 2015 (previous dates moved to bottom of this page)
Tue 8 Washington DC – #BXEfast BEGINS in DC for #NoNewPermits — 18-Day Water-Only Hunger Strike
Please follow us on facebook, twitter, and contribute story-squares to our quilt art-build #BXEFast #FloodtheSystem
Wed 16 Philadelphia PA – SHALE INSIGHT 2015 Conference – Amazing Photos from EDGE’s #PopesAgainstFracking Church of No Fracking action (here, here, here, and here) and news coverage!
Thu 24 Washington DC – Moral Action on Climate Rally
Fri 25 Washington DC – End of the #BXEfast for #NoNewPermits
Fast-Breaking Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397353760461766/
Fri 25 Bethesda MD – Celebrate the Earth at Cedar Lane UU 6:30-9:30pm: Week of Moral Action Earth Celebration. CLUUC Sanctuary. CLUUC will host UUs for an intergenerational gathering. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., enjoy earth friendly finger foods, and join Cedar Laner, Chris Mauro, for a drumming circle and dancing. Then Rev. Fred Small, (Cambridge, MA UU minister and environmental activist), and Senior Minister Rev. Abhi Janamanchi will lead an Earth Ceremony with music. Together we will build a Mandala, a symbol of wholeness. Please bring a vegetarian appetizer or dessert. Info: http://uusj.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EarthCelebration9-25-copy.pdf. RSVP: Molly Hauck email@example.com. Contact: Christiane Grahamchraham73@verizon.net
Begin Fall Schedule that could include MD, PA, OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, IA, KS, MO, OK, TX, LA, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, but not limited to these preliminary invitations I have received
Sat 26 Philly PA
Sun 27 West Roxbury MA Resist the West Roxbury Pipeline TBD
Mon 28 Greene, ME
Tue 29 Brattleboro, VT
Wed 30 Ithaca, NY
Thu 1 Indianapolis IN
Fri 2 Omaha-Lincoln NE — Open for invitations
— Sat 3 – Mon 5 Denver CO for Stop the Frack Attack Summit
— Open for invitations
Tues 6 Colorado — Open for invitations
Wed 7 Colorado — Open for invitations
Thu 8 KC MO — Open for invitations
Fri 9 Knoxville TN – Highlander Center TBD
Sat 10-Sun 11 Roseland VA – Friends of Nelson will be tabling at the Devil’s Backbone for the Festy Experience, 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, Virginia 22967 (fb event) Oct 9th-11th. FERC Intervenor workshop on Oct 11th at local library.
Mon 12-Wed 14 Goshen IN – Special Events
Thu 15 Des Moines IA
Fri 16 Des Moines IA
Sat 17 Omaha NE
Sun 18 Omaha NE
Mon 19 O’Neill NE Trial to hear a lawsuit filed by Nebraska landowners against the foreign pipeline corporation TransCanada, challenging the law (LB 1161) that gave the company the power to invoke eminent domain for private gain for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline as well as the route in the state Holt County Courthouse (204 N 4th St, O’Neill, NE 68763)
Tue 20-Sat 24 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Sun 25 Lancaster, PA — possible CCL presentation TBD
Mon 26-Thu 29 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Fri 30-Sun 1 Minneapolis MN Midwest Youth Climate Convergence
Sun 1 Minneapolis MN Midwest Youth Climate Convergence
Mon 2-Fri 6 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Sat 7 Fond du Lac WI – Tentative Visit UU
Sun 8-Thu 12 — Open for invitations (more eastern)
Fri Nov 13-Sun Nov 15 – Oil By Rail Conference, PGH, PA TBD
Mon Nov 16 – Philly PA
Wed Nov 18-Mon 30 – Open for Invitations (gulf south, south east)
Late November Oak Flat Gathering of Nations, AZ TBD
30 November-11 December 2015 – COP 21 Paris (definitely NOT going)
Tue Dec 1 – TBD
Please help me with this effort, here is an idea of what goes into this process (Jimmy respectfully refuses to draw funds from already generous hosting communities and front-line resistance efforts, please contribute what your privilege enables you to donate):
Crowdrise Donations: 10,000-mile Fracking Banner Tour Fall 2015
Paypal Donations: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-going Social Media Organizing & Nationwide organizing support: whatever you can contribute to me for service I provide to communities based on their terms and the amplification of these messages through social media and People’s media :)
—-Original Invitation and Proposed Action Tour—-
Dear Friends & Family of the Many Movements & Marches,
I will be on the road through this fall throughout the country and will be planning stops based on community interest and special event schedules.
This tour will begin on the 27th of September following the 18-day water-only fast at FERC in DC.
During these travels, I hope to share the 55-foot community-sourced United States of Fracking banner that has been used in many actions, teach-ins, and discussions throughout the country since it was completed at our DC Stop the #FERCus actions in late May 2015. I want to thank Kim Fraczek for the superb vision and Seth Tobocman for original illustrations that tie our many struggles together in this work of direct action art!
It is time to spread the art and stories and also encourage networking for Rising Tide North America’s #FloodtheSystem organizing platform and the BXE No New Permits Fast at FERC (#BXEFast) — both are offered as events that you can specifically tailor to your causes and there can be multiple levels of participation layers to help build movement capacity and community. Please connect me with other efforts so we can join in the ways that are wanted!
Here is the facebook group that might also help you to see the Banner being used for both teach-ins, actions, and intersectionally-motivated movement-building:https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedstatesoffrackingbanner/
Since my travel schedule is coming together in a very organic way, I would love to know if there is interest in me stopping through your community to visit and possibly for me to volunteer in some capacity based on your request and consent. I travel to organize and find face-to-face connections to be invaluable. I will also be offering anti-racism guidance and discussion as a Person of Color for those who understand the necessity of this type of everyday direct action dismantling work in our personal spaces and activist circles — especially in environmental-climate issue spaces.
If you know of other friends throughout the country who may be interested in connecting this time around, please let me know and I will do my best. E-mail is best: email@example.com
With Love, at your service (in action and in social media),
~Jimmy Betts, Qualmless Life Artist
I do not need to believe we will win.
I know it! But we must do it together.
– #Intersectionality is #Reality –
#FrackingBanner #BXEFast #NoNewPermits