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Time: January 6, 2012 at 7pm to January 7, 2012 at 3:30am
Location: W2 Media Cafe
Street: 111 West Hastings Street
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: world, wide, environmental, campaign
Organized By: Sean James Ross & W2 Team
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2012
Join a mix of Vancouver's best Latin-inspired musicians and DJs as we unite to raise awareness of Indigenous People's Opposition to the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest and Tar Sands and pipeline development in Canada. Get Up! Love a Forest Fest is all about uniting to stop the destruction of the world's great forests and standing in alliance with the Indigenous Peoples living in them.
Snapshot of the Belo Monte Dam:
. The objective of the dam is primarily to provide electricity for mining operations in the Amazon
· The dam will flood an area of 668 square kilometers
· The flooded area will directly displace 20,000 to 40,000 indigenous and local people
· Belo Monte is just one of 70 dams planned for the Amazon
More background information from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16228680
The 8-hour event at Vancouver's W2 Media Cafe will be live-streamed to Brazilian environmental group Movimento Gota D’Agua (Drop of Water Movement) which has 470,000 fans on its Facebook page. This group alone collected 1.4 million signatures for the petition against the Belo Monte project in less than a week last month. Video-streaming from Indigenous in Canada resisting tar sands pipelines and Indigenous in Brazil resisting dams connects us together.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR LIVE MUSIC LINE UP + SCHEDULE
7:00pm Heavy Weight Water Buffalo
7:40pm videos, streaming speakers from Brasil & BC
8:50pm Jackie Treehorn
9:25pm videos, streaming speakers from Brasil & BC
9:40pm The Boom Booms
11:10pm Funk Hunters
1:00am Wepa! (including MC Think Tank)
3:00am Application Audio
Advance tickets $10/$20 online http://getupandlove.eventbrite.com/
The Festival joins the worldwide campaign against the Brazilian government's recent decision of supporting the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which threatens the Xingu River and indigenous people in the Amazon Rainforest. Video introduction by Sigourney Weaver:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-seAAIsJLQ
Get Up and Love a Forest Festival will have speakers, photo exhibition and a series of videos about the Belo Monte Dam. The objective of the Festival is to inform people and create awareness about the humanitarian and environmental consequences. By connecting to the struggle by Indigenous People's opposed to tar sands and northern pipelines, we can see the impacts of industrial development on Indigenous People's without their consent.
Local musicians and electronic music producers and DJs will make this a night to remember as environment and humanitarian issues connect with international solidarity and great beats and sounds!