Sunday, June 12, 2022
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
No Pipelines on Stolen Land / No Pride in Pipelines: Climate Action and Public Power Propaganda Party!
Join us for a Propaganda Party in support of Brownsville Green, Frack Outta BK, No North Brooklyn Pipeline +++ organizers and in collaboration with Mayday Space and the North Bronx Collective. We’ll create posters, t-shirts, buttons, and more to promote the future we’ll dream and build together, from community shared solar and public power to gardens and land back.
Location: Interference Archive, 314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Right now, corporate utilities like ConEd and National Grid are expanding dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure, poisoning Black and Latinx neighborhoods, and keeping us locked into fossil fuels.
We oppose fossil fuel expansion. And we refuse to pay for it. We demand public power, with affordable and clean renewable energy like geothermal, solar, wind and energy efficient buildings. We demand a just, sustainable and equitable future.
Bring a shirt or fabric to silkscreen! We’ll also have plenty of supplies to share.
What is a propaganda party? It’s where we invite organizations, activists, designers, and folks like you to come together in our archive of material produced by social movements, to hang out, meet each other, and make and distribute material in support of a cause. At this event we’ll be collectively printing graphic material to spread the word about ongoing efforts to “up-zone” and redevelop Gowanus and Industry City and how new residential and commercial developments will impact local residents, businesses, and workers.
Why do we use the word “propaganda”? “Propaganda,” from the same root as “propagate,” refers to information that is shared in support of a cause. In modern times, the word propaganda has been weighted with negative connotations; we aim to reclaim the word. Our daily lives are saturated with supposedly “neutral” material that implicitly supports existing power structures. We use the word propaganda because we have no desire to feign neutrality.
This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.