Potluck and Public Talk by Kevin Buckland of 350.org
Sunday, July 13
5:30 pm, potluck; 7 pm public talk
The Organ Barn at Guilford
158 Kopkind Road
What if we imagined the rivers, streams, waters of the world as the basic stuff of life, a vast commons; and eco-politics not through the narrow lens of this hazard or that catastrophe but as a vivid project for cultivating community creativity, resilience and resistance?
Kevin Buckland of the global environmental group 350.org will animate that question in his talk at Kopkind in advance of an amazing project to be launched in September called SeaChange: We All Live Downstream – a flotilla of paper boats traveling down the Hudson River, from Troy, NY, to Manhattan, stopping at towns along the way, gathering stories, recalling history and linking local struggles to one another and to the larger questions of democracy, economic justice and the quality of freedom.
Buckland, a painter, graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and has spent the past five years as 350.org’s Art Ambassador, traveling the world, connecting with and learning from artists and activists on the ecological frontlines.
Please join us for this special night. Bring your covered dishes. Learn of Troy’s traditional building technique of making boats from paper! And consider the angles on a SeaChange motto: “All rivers flow together. We all live downstream.”