[act-ma] Fri, 6/26 - "Dismantling Monoculture" with the Beehive Collective in JP - FREE

Jamaica Plain Forum jamaicaplainforumsarah at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 17:03:01 PDT 2009

"Dismantling Monoculture" with the Beehive Collective

Friday, June 26th at 7pm - FREE

The Jamaica Plain Forum
 at First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA

http://www.jamaicaplainforum.org and http://www.beehivecollective.org

The Beehive Collective come to Jamaica Plain with their giant, portable
murals that are used as a tool for popular analysis, education and
organizing!  The bees create collaborative, hand-illustrated posters of
dizzying intricacy which are patchwork “quilts” of personal stories,
historical and policy narrative, and bottom-up resistance.

In anticipation of the much-awaited “Globalization in the Western
Hemisphere” triptych, we will explore the detailed and powerful messages
from the Beehive Collective’s “Plan Columbia“, “The True Cost of Coal” and
“Mesoamerica Resiste“.

This trilogy is an engaging venture through a larger than life versions of
the Collective’s graphics using banners that dwarf the presenters and a six
foot tall fabric flip-book.  In a format they’ve dubbed “picture lecture,”
the bees take participants through their own story before the plunge into
their graphic trilogy: the Free Trade Area of the Americas, Plan Colombia,
and nigh-complete Mesoamerica Resiste works are presented in sequence.  The
Beehive Collective heavily encourages audience participation.

The Beehive’s innovative, arts-based education strategy provokes discussion,
raises hard questions, and offers a hopeful story in an era of too much bad
news.  Presentations consist of high energy, interactive, graphic-based
picture-lectures that speak to the overwhelming and complex picture of
globalization, militarization, and resource extraction, as well as the
small-scale changes and actions we can undertake to build another world.

Sarah Schwartz Sax
Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
Assistant to Chuck Collins

Office hours: Tuesday & Friday, 9am-5pm

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