We Are the Storm
We Are the Storm
18 × 12 in
Repetitive Press (Toronto)
Out of Print
College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
San Diego State University (SDSU)
Scripps College, Denison Library
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
University of Arizona Library
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut (UCONN)
University of Delaware Library
University of Miami
University of Puget Sound
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Williams College, Chapin Library of Rare Books
Climate change continues to have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities around the globe, including migrants and communities of color – people who are typically marginalized in our society. Justseeds, in collaboration with CultureStrike, has forged partnerships between artists and frontline environmental justice organizations to create this provocative, limited-edition art print portfolio called We Are the Storm, which highlights the effects of climate change on these communities.
The portfolio draws inspiration from the powerful work of grassroots groups that are championing creative and community-based solutions to combat climate change and resisting industrial fossil fuel projects, such as the Tar Sands projects, the Keystone pipeline, fracking operations, destructive mining practices, and the transporting and burning of toxic fuels. The featured artworks bring voices from frontline communities most impacted by global warming and destructive environmental practices to the forefront of the climate change discussion.
The Climate Change Portfolio was organized and produced by Roger Peet, Favianna Rodriguez, and Gabriel Harrison. It was printed by Jesse Purcell at Repetitive Press in Toronto, Canada, and at Inkworks in Oakland, CA. Portfolio cover by Roger Peet.
The Climate Change portfolio was made possible in part by funding from Compton Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
ARTISTS & COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS
Agana/Southwest Worker’s Union (SWU)
Micah Bazant/Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Kevin Caplicki/Marcellus Shale Earth First!
Thea Gahr/Everglades Earth First! (EEF!)
Thomas Greyeyes/The San Carlos Apache
Nicolas Lampert/The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS)
Fernando Marti/No More Deaths
Colin Matthes/Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
Mazatl/Reclaim Turtle Island (RTI)
Nicolas Medina/People Organizing to Demand Environmental Justice
Roger Peet/Portland and Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Gilda Posada/California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
Jesse Purcell/Unistoten Camp (C’ihlts’ehkyu/Big Frog Clan)
Pete Railand/Occupy Sandy
Favianna Rodriguez/Movement Generation (MG)
Julio Salgado/Texas Environmental Justice Advisory Services (TEJAS)
Meredith Stern/Bridge the Gulf
Rommy Torrico/Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)
Mary Tremonte, -Tar Sands Blockade
Erin Yoshi/Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Bec Young/Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival (RAMPS)
CultureStrike is a migrant-led organization that works with a national network of artists to change public sentiment around migration. We believe that art is critical to changing national consciousness around issues such as migrant rights, climate justice, and racial justice. Since our founding in 2011, we have connected a national network of 200+ socially engaged artists, provided space and funding for professional and creative development, developed shared strategy with movement groups, and spearheaded dozens of events and campaigns that have resonated in local venues, social media, and the halls of power. As we grow we continue to develop new projects that amplify our strategy and inspire new artists and audiences with visions of social justice. www.culturestrike.org
About Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative:
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets – all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends. www.justseeds.org.