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 Under Attack: Film Fundraiser & Discussion
January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for an evening dedicated to supporting the Unis’tot’en Camp. We will watch short documentaries about indigenous land defense, the camp itself, and the violent raids on the land defenders there beginning January 7, 2019. There will be a report back from supporters recently returned from Unis’tot’en, and ample time for discussion.
Please bring a donation for Unis’tot’en if you can (we can help you make credit or debit card donations too!) as we will be raising funds for the camp and legal defense. There will be T-shirts, patches, zines, and other goodies—from which all proceeds will go directly to the Unis’tot’en land defenders.
“Members of the Gitdumt’en and Unis’tot’en clans have been defending their lands – which have never been ceded to the Canadian state – from an incursion by members of the extractive industry who are seeking to push through the multi-billion dollar CoastalGasLink pipeline, which aims to transport fracked gas across their territories to refineries in Kiliwack and ultimately to export markets in Asia.”
BC courts have recently signed off on this invasion in a recent decision which goes against prior higher court rulings in favor of the sovereignty of the Wet’suet’en Nation on their unceded land.
On January 7th, 2019, the RCMP began a violent attack on the Gitum’ten checkpoint. Inspiring more than 50 solidarity actions across Canada and internationally. For recent updates go to https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/
The Bellingham Alternative Library is ADA accessible.
RSVP and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/547115285761849/