Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Get Up! Love a Forest Fest with The Boom Booms & Funk Hunters

Event Details

Get Up! Love a Forest Fest with The Boom Booms & Funk Hunters

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
Website or Map: http://www.bing.com/maps/defa…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: world, wide, environmental, campaign
Organized By: Sean James Ross & W2 Team
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2012

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

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:https://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!

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Get Up! Love a Forest Fest with The Boom Booms & Funk Hunters to add comments!

Join Village Vancouver

Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on January 6, 2012 at 6:09pm

Backgrounders today archived for your listening pleasure  http://www.coopradio.org/content/w2-morning-project-23

Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on January 6, 2012 at 6:07pm

Tonight!! Kick off the new year in a positive way by joining The Boom Booms and a mix of Vancouver's best Latin-inspired musicians and DJs as we raise awareness of the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest and Tar Sands and pipeline development in Canada. 

Attending (1)

Might attend (1)

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

Join VV Transition Society

Make a donation here or here:

Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

Buy Books -- Support Village Vancouver

Village earns 15% on your book purchases from New Society Publishers. Details here.

Latest Activity

Jana Ronne posted events
Mar 8
Hannah Attlesey is now a member of Village Vancouver
Feb 27
Catherine Ostler is now a member of Village Vancouver
Feb 19
Profile IconShareen Pasco and Vanissar Tarakali joined Village Vancouver
Feb 1

Ongoing Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca.

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre)

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House)

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse)

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre)

© 2020   Created by Yael Stav.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service