Free screening of Jake Ratner’s short documentary “Resilience at the Roots” at the Workers Unite! Film Festival in NYC.
Resilience At the Roots – This short documentary follows a community in El Salvador who, after fleeing government repression and spending a decade in exile, returned to their country to rebuild their lives in the coastal lowland areas surrounding the Bay of Jiquilisco. But their challenges were not over: in 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit, and other severe storms followed, washing away homes, destroying crops, and burying the community in rising waters. They recognized that these storms were linked to climate change and loss of protective mangrove forests, and so began to organize. Today, the movement they started has succeeded in creating a network of vibrant, democratic communities that protect and restore their natural resources and ecosystems, and has grown into one of the most successful global organizing models working for climate justice. (2017, 14 min, El Salvador)
Join us at Sanctuary Bistro between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm for a delicious vegan dinner. Sanctuary Bistro is donating 30% of all proceeds to benefit EcoViva’s grantmaking program in Central America. Enjoy a great meal and support our partners’ efforts to protect and restore mangrove forests and sea turtle populations and promote sustainable livelihoods.
Sanctuary Bistro is located at 1019 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA.
Call for reservations at (510) 558-3381.
APRIL 19, 2018
Songs of Resistance for Honduras
Karla Lara and José Antonio Vásquez live in concert
Thursday, April 19, 2018
1714 Telegraph Ave
Honduran singer, poet, performer, and feminist Karla Lara and jazz musician José Antonio Velázquez will play two concerts in the Bay Area to sing about the struggle for self-determination and against the extractive model of so-called economic development. They will sing to free those who have been unjustly incarcerated and denied their right to protest, about our world, and about this powerful time when women continue to be present and to “live life singing!”
APRIL 21, 2018
Songs of Resistance for Honduras – a benefit for Sunrise Restaurant
Saturday, April 21, 2018
3126 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Karla and José Antonio will also perform at Sunrise Restaurant in the Mission in San Francisco on Saturday in solidarity with the community as Sunrise fights an unjust rent increase. More details here.
MARCH 28, 2018
Community Murals Project fundraiser
Learn more about the Community Murals Project here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
520 3rd St., Suite 108
Oakland, CA 94607
Join us at our workspace Wednesday, March 28, for an evening of art and friends. Bay Area artists Lauren Elder and Cristian Munoz will talk about their experiences with communities both locally and abroad collectively imagining and creating beautiful works of public art. We will also show Avi Lewis’s short film “Keepers of the Future,” a 24-minute documentary about our partners’ incredible journey fighting for their livelihoods and their environment; the film won an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.