While we are in transition and continuing our search for a stable home base, we will continue to produce events with some of our neighborhood partners!
This AltLib Popup Series will run through the summer, presenting roving events to continue supporting expansive art projects and dig deep for uncommon cultural exchanges, while we search for a new space to ground our collective. If you’re interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.
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Unist’ot’en Info Session – Updates from Indigenous Frontlines
January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come to the Alternative Library to gather in solidarity and hear the latest information from the Wet’suwet’en people, who are currently defending their land amid continual trespasses from the Canadian government and gas companies trying to remove them from their land and force them to accept a gas pipeline that would run through their unceded land. We will watch the latest videos released from the frontlines and hear from supporters who have recently visited.
On December 31, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted an injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en nation who have been stewarding and protecting their traditional territories from the destruction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. In response, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs rejected the decision, issued, and enforced an eviction of Coastal GasLink workers from the territory. We are responding to the call for solidarity actions, as the militarized Canadian police prepares again to enact colonial violence against Wet’suwet’en people.
The Unist’ot’en Camp and Wet’suwet’en people have been occupying their unceded territories and resisting the construction of multiple pipelines for 10 years. Come learn how we in Bellingham can support this critical fight for the legitimacy of indigenous law in Canada and around the world.
The Alternative Library is a cooperative lending library and community arts center located in Bellingham, WA, on occupied Coast Salish (Lummi) territory. We have recently relocated and our space is still under construction! There are two steps leading to the front door, and our restroom does not currently meet ADA accessibility standards. Please contact us with any accessibility needs, and we will do our best to accommodate.
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