We have some exciting news, the Beehive Design Collective, Restore the Delta & the NO on PROP 1 coalition will be swarming California with a new graphic and tour focused on California water politics in the midst of a massive drought starting tomorrow.
We will be introducing a *brand new graphic* about the BDCP tunnels at several workshops and events throughout the state to help stop the BDCP TUNNELS that threatens the SF Bay Delta, the largest estuary on the western hemisphere. The graphic draws inspiration from struggles against large-scale infrastructure projects throughout MesoAmerica, connecting local and the global struggle for control and protection of water.
All events are open to the public and we encourage you to come.
About the tour:
California is in the midst of a historical drought, the most severe the region has had in the last 500 years. This water crisis has devastated resources, with several communities facing the prospect of running dry. A number of projects advocating infrastructure development such as the BDCP and Prop 1 have been proposed as solutions for the state, but are they truly in the interests for all? What are their impacts to our drying rivers and reservoirs? Fisheries and communities? Drawing inspiration from struggles against large-scale infrastructure projects throughout MesoAmerica, the Bees with Restore the Delta’s Javier Padilla Reyes will take you on a visual journey touching on the local and the global struggle for control and protection of water.
About the Bees
Based out of small-town Machias across the country in rural Maine, the Beehive Design Collective is an all-volunteer organization of activists, artists, educators and organizers. Our main focus is creating and presenting graphic works about global issues internationally. These portable murals are teeming with intricate images of plants and animals, illustrating surreal but meticulously researched scenes of sociocultural realities in the modern world. Not only are our graphics detailed, beautiful works of art, but they also are tools in understanding the big picture of a region’s struggles.
More on the Bees (VIDEO): http://www.upworthy.com/the-poster-is-mesmerizing-the-story-it-tells-is-electrifying-have-you-seen
More on MesoAmérica Resisté (graphic): http://beehivecollective.org/beehive_poster/mesoamerica-resiste/