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Jimmy's #FrackingBanner and #NoNewPermits Quilt Tour fund

Organized by: Jimmy Betts

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EVENT DATE Sep 30, 2015

THE STORY:

The Ongoing +10,000-mile Tour of the United States of #FrackingBanner

Tentative Schedule (changes regularly)

– 55-Feet of Traveling Community Action Art –

#BXEFast  #NoNewPermits  #FloodtheSystem

 

Personal Tour Updates:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedstatesoffrackingbanner

Fall-Winter 2015 (previous dates moved to bottom of this page)

September 2015:
Tue 8 Washington DC – #BXEfast BEGINS in DC for #NoNewPermits — 18-Day Water-Only Hunger Strike
Please follow us on facebook, twitter, and contribute story-squares to our quilt art-build #BXEFast #FloodtheSystem

Wed 16 Philadelphia PA – SHALE INSIGHT 2015 Conference – Amazing Photos from EDGE’s #PopesAgainstFracking Church of No Fracking action (here, here, here, and here) and news coverage!

Thu 24 Washington DC – Moral Action on Climate Rally
Fri 25 Washington DC – End of the #BXEfast for #NoNewPermits
Fast-Breaking Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397353760461766/

Fri 25 Bethesda MD – Celebrate the Earth at Cedar Lane UU 6:30-9:30pm: Week of Moral Action Earth Celebration. CLUUC Sanctuary. CLUUC will host UUs for an intergenerational gathering. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., enjoy earth friendly finger foods, and join Cedar Laner, Chris Mauro, for a drumming circle and dancing. Then Rev. Fred Small, (Cambridge, MA UU minister and environmental activist), and Senior Minister Rev. Abhi Janamanchi will lead an Earth Ceremony with music. Together we will build a Mandala, a symbol of wholeness. Please bring a vegetarian appetizer or dessert. Info: http://uusj.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EarthCelebration9-25-copy.pdf. RSVP: Molly Hauck mollyphauck@gmail.com.  Contact: Christiane Grahamchraham73@verizon.net

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Begin Fall Schedule that could include MD, PA, OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, IA, KS, MO, OK, TX, LA, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, but not limited to these preliminary invitations I have received

Sat 26 Philly PA
Sun 27 West Roxbury MA Resist the West Roxbury Pipeline TBD
Mon 28 Greene, ME
Tue 29 Brattleboro, VT
Wed 30 Ithaca, NY

October 2015:
Thu 1 Indianapolis IN
Fri 2 Omaha-Lincoln NE — Open for invitations
— Sat 3 – Mon 5 Denver CO for Stop the Frack Attack Summit
— Open for invitations
Tues 6 Colorado — Open for invitations
Wed 7 Colorado — Open for invitations
Thu 8 KC MO — Open for invitations
Fri 9 Knoxville TN – Highlander Center TBD
Sat 10-Sun 11 Roseland VA – Friends of Nelson will be tabling at the Devil’s Backbone for the Festy Experience, 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, Virginia 22967 (fb event) Oct 9th-11th.  FERC Intervenor workshop on Oct 11th at local library.
Mon 12-Wed 14 Goshen IN – Special Events
Thu 15 Des Moines IA
Fri 16 Des Moines IA
Sat 17 Omaha NE
Sun 18 Omaha NE

Mon 19 O’Neill NE Trial to hear a lawsuit filed by Nebraska landowners against the foreign pipeline corporation TransCanada, challenging the law (LB 1161) that gave the company the power to invoke eminent domain for private gain for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline as well as the route in the state Holt County Courthouse (204 N 4th St, O’Neill, NE 68763)

Tue 20-Sat 24 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Sun 25 Lancaster, PA — possible CCL presentation TBD
Mon 26-Thu 29 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Fri 30-Sun 1 Minneapolis MN Midwest Youth Climate Convergence

November 2015:
Sun 1 Minneapolis MN Midwest Youth Climate Convergence
Mon 2-Fri 6 — Open for invitations (more midwestern)
Sat 7 Fond du Lac WI – Tentative Visit UU
Sun 8-Thu 12 — Open for invitations (more eastern)
Fri Nov 13-Sun Nov 15 – Oil By Rail Conference, PGH, PA TBD
Mon Nov 16 – Philly PA
Wed Nov 18-Mon 30 – Open for Invitations (gulf south, south east)

Late November Oak Flat Gathering of Nations, AZ TBD

30 November-11 December 2015 – COP 21 Paris (definitely NOT going)

December 2015:
Tue Dec 1 – TBD


Please help me with this effort, here is an idea of what goes into this process (Jimmy respectfully refuses to draw funds from already generous hosting communities and front-line resistance efforts, please contribute what your privilege enables you to donate):

Crowdrise Donations: 10,000-mile Fracking Banner Tour Fall 2015
Paypal Donations:  jimseng@gmail.com
On-going Social Media Organizing & Nationwide organizing support: whatever you can contribute to me for service I provide to communities based on their terms and the amplification of these messages through social media and People’s media :)
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—-Original Invitation and Proposed Action Tour—-

Dear Friends & Family of the Many Movements & Marches,

I will be on the road through this fall throughout the country and will be planning stops based on community interest and special event schedules.

This tour will begin on the 27th of September following the 18-day water-only fast at FERC in DC.

During these travels, I hope to share the 55-foot community-sourced United States of Fracking banner that has been used in many actions, teach-ins, and discussions throughout the country since it was completed at our DC Stop the #FERCus actions in late May 2015.  I want to thank Kim Fraczek for the superb vision and Seth Tobocman for original illustrations that tie our many struggles together in this work of direct action art!

It is time to spread the art and stories and also encourage networking for Rising Tide North America’s #FloodtheSystem organizing platform and the BXE No New Permits Fast at FERC (#BXEFast) — both are offered as events that you can specifically tailor to your causes and there can be multiple levels of participation layers to help build movement capacity and community.  Please connect me with other efforts so we can join in the ways that are wanted!

Here is the facebook group that might also help you to see the Banner being used for both teach-ins, actions, and intersectionally-motivated movement-building:https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedstatesoffrackingbanner/

Since my travel schedule is coming together in a very organic way, I would love to know if there is interest in me stopping through your community to visit and possibly for me to volunteer in some capacity based on your request and consent.  I travel to organize and find face-to-face connections to be invaluable.  I will also be offering anti-racism guidance and discussion as a Person of Color for those who understand the necessity of this type of everyday direct action dismantling work in our personal spaces and activist circles — especially in environmental-climate issue spaces.

If you know of other friends throughout the country who may be interested in connecting this time around, please let me know and I will do my best.  E-mail is best:  jimmy.betts@gmail.com

With Love, at your service (in action and in social media),

~Jimmy Betts, Qualmless Life Artist
  BeyondExtremeEnergy.org 
I do not need to believe we will win.
I know it!  But we must do it together.  
– ‪#‎Intersectionality‬ is ‪#‎Reality‬ –

#FrackingBanner  #BXEFast  #NoNewPermits
#FloodtheSystem

$925

 

31% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pablo Howard

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • #PoisonedAndLeftForDead

    $50

  • Laura Hartman

    $30

  • Curt Nordgaard

    $50

  • Shari Hrdina

    $20

  • Carolyn Shaw

    $50

  • Bettin On Betts

    $20

  • Natalie Brown

    $20

  • Faith Meckley

    $20

  • Marcellus Outreach Butler

    $50

  • Ellen Weininger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Judy Todd

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Aunty Kim

    $50

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  • Gwen & Doug Whitbeck

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Donor Comments

Gwen & Doug Whitbeck

Gwen & Doug Whitbeck

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Vicki Wheaton

Vicki Wheaton

Gratitude for your devotion 3 years ago

Aunty Kim

Aunty Kim

DONATION: $50

Thank you for your work. If everyone who knows this work needs to get done supports it, bit-by-bit, the work will be done and it will be done well. Here's my bit. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

Thank you, Jimmy, for all you continue to do and for making your way out to Lopez recently. I'll be thinking of you and all the BXE people fasting over the next weeks. Change is gonna come. 3 years ago

Judy Todd

Judy Todd

DONATION: $20

Go Jimmy! Thanks for being such a contribution yourself! Love You! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Ellen Weininger

Ellen Weininger

DONATION: $50

Jimmy, Deep gratitude and positive thoughts on the road 4 climate justice, human and ecological health, and democracy. Blessings, Ellen 3 years ago

Marcellus Outreach Butler

Marcellus Outreach Butler

DONATION: $50

Thank you, Jimmie, for all you are doing for this movement. 3 years ago

Faith Meckley

Faith Meckley

DONATION: $20

Jimmy, I am so happy to know you as a friend and fellow movement builder. You are so amazing and your work does have an impact. You always inspire me to do more and continually challenge myself and my own beliefs. Keep it up! 3 years ago

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

DONATION: $20

you're an inspiration! 3 years ago

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