Culture Shift

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Arts and Activism for Climate Justice

 

OVERVIEW

Movement Generation’s Culture Shift program brings together cutting-edge artists and activists to creatively build a loud, proud, and beautiful cultural front for climate justice. We use arts and culture together with grassroots organizing to build our creative resistance and radical imagination for our peoples and the planet.

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WE ORGANIZE THREE PRIMARY PROJECTS:

MAKE IT FRESH: Creative Storytelling for the Urban Environment
Make it Fresh is an innovative performance and workshop series for grassroots writers, performers, and community leaders in the urban Bay Area. Participants creatively tell the stories of our daily social, racial, and environmental struggles – and the community solutions we are ready to create together.

 GREEN SCREEN: Comedic Video Series
Combining subversive humor and grassroots politics, we produce online videos that break through the dominant narratives on issues of race, class, and ecology. No more PowerPoint slides or academic lectures — this is political inspiration for the YouTube generation. Culture Shift videos have been featured by Upworthy, Huffington Post, ColorLines, and Alternet.

CREATIVE WILDFIRE: National Retreat and Programming
The first-ever national retreat for visionary artists and activists on climate justice, Creative Wildfire sparks a flame for new art, music, and creative interventions that can light the way towards justice for our peoples and the planet. 2014 retreat participants include Favianna Rodriguez, Invincible, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Las Cafeteras, Climbing Poetree, Davey D, and organizers from New Orleans, Detroit, Appalachia, New York, and Oakland.

 


For more info about Culture Shift, contact Josh Healey at josh@movementgeneration.org.