From Cascadia Now:
Welcome! We’d like to invite you, your group or organization to our first ever Cascadia Rainingman festival, happening in the foothills of the Cascade mountains near Concrete, WA August 29th – September 1st.
**Please share with anyone who may be interested!**
Even if you or your organization can’t make it, you’re getting this email because you are a great group, related to Cascadia in some way, and we’d love to offer you space to share any pamphlets, zines, or information you’d like (we can work out a way either to take it up for you, or get it printed out if it’s in digital format).
During the day will be presentations, skillshares, workshops, discussions, and debriefs, with art happening throughout the weekend, and live music each night.
Saturday will focus on Cascadia as it exists now. We want to give room for organizations and individuals to discuss key issues facing our region, debrief recent actions, and share knowledge that people find important.
Sunday will focus on Cascadia tomorrow! and have more general open discussion time geared for meeting, organizing, and planning for the future.
Throughout the weekend we’ll also have a schedule of workshops and skillshares hosted around the farm and more generally focused.
More than anything, we just want to create a space that brings together Cascadians for an awesome weekend. Ticket prices are a suggested donation of $35. No one will be turned away however.
There is still room for presentations, skillshares and workshops. Music lineup, presentations, registration and proposal submissions on the mainpage: http://rainingman2014.org
Tables for displaying information are also available.
All the best,
CascadiaNow! is a grass-roots movement dedicated to raising awareness of Cascadia, to highlight our growing regional identity, and to celebrate the distinct social, geographic and cultural aspects that make the Pacific Northwest unique.
Jun. 29, 2014
Dear Enpipeliners and Friends,
As many of you know, on Jun. 17, the Canadian government approved Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. Some of us may experience grief. Although the approval is a step backwards, we also know that Enbridge does not plan to begin construction for another 12-15 months.
From 2010-12 you helped build the Enpipe Line, 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline proposal. Since the release of the Enpipe Line:
You’ve helped raise thousands of dollars for an Ecojustice anti-pipeline lawsuit against the Canadian government–a lawsuit that was won.
You’ve built community and raised awareness at events across North America.
We hope you’re proud of your contribution and thank you for opposing the pipeline. The fight to protect the B.C. coast and our shared climate continues. Enbridge needs to bring First Nations and the majority of British Columbians who oppose Northern Gateway on side. A win based on support for the pipeline is unlikely, but that doesn’t mean Enbridge won’t continue to try to ram the project through clear majority opposition.
We see value in creative, grassroots campaigns that keep Enbridge and its attempt to mask the threat posed by its pipeline top of mind. People of all ages and walks of life oppose the pipeline, so we want to to keep the collaboration alive within our diverse Enpipe Line community.
Will you join us in continued creative resistance by pledging monthly action? We’ve set up a survey to help assess what our group looks like and which projects we’ll be able to pull off with greatest success. To keep collaborating, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/998GFJYand let us know what works best for you by Jul. 8. Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might be interested, or keep us posted about any creative projects that you’re working on.
To big ideas for a safe coast and stable climate!
The Enpipe Line Editors
Jen Currin, Jordan Hall, Ray Hsu, Christine Leclerc, Melissa Sawatsky and Daniel Zomparelli
Remembering Marion Kimes, poet
(March 28, 1930 — March 31, 2014)
July 27, 2014
Led by Martha Linehan
A walk from Coastal Kitchen (429 15th Ave. E., Seattle 98112) to Spring Street Center. We will converge in front of C. Kitchen & proceed along 15th Avenue, stopping along the way at Marion’s various haunts/places she lived, petting cats, picking up trash, etc.
Marion Kimes Memorial
Memorial Celebration: 2-5pm
Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave., Seattle 98122
A gathering to celebrate Marion with readings, food & music.
Memorial program will be followed by an open mike.
David & Marian Whited will be organizing food, so please
bring hor d’oeuvres/finger food to them at the Spring Street Center,
prior to procession (no earlier than noon) or afterward.
Warning: Parking anywhere on Capitol Hill in Seattle is difficult to find.
Contact info: Scott or Phoebe: email@example.com,
Pre-order a limited edition of a “fat selected” of the life work of Sam Hamill from Lost Horse Press: