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Our Power Puerto Rico: Art for Climate Justice

Our Power Puerto Rico: Art for Climate JusticeNovember 10 & 12, Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Join artists, muralists, and community organizers aboard a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, for an evening of art, activism, and a just recovery for the people of Puerto Rico. The Our Power Puerto Rico campaign is an effort led by Climate Justice Alliance, Uprose, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and others to deliver critical rebuilding supplies and expertise to rural communities working with Organizacion Boricua in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impacts to the region. The Arctic Sunrise leaves Miami on Monday November 13th and will accompany a cargo ship as it transits to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies intended for a just recovery for the island.

Friday’s event will feature several artists including New York City-based artist Crystal Clarity, Miami-based artists Marcus Blake, Xavier Cortada, and Justin Wood, and Orlando-based artist, Caster. In addition to displays, artists and community members will paint banners that will adorn shipping containers headed for Puerto Rico. Supplies include solar panels, sustainable agriculture materials, water purifiers, and bicycles. The event will include a short program at 6:30 pm and reception with music. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend arriving early to secure your spot for an evening of art, activism, and a just recovery for the people of Puerto Rico! On Sunday, November 12, join us for a community event from 1 pm- 3pm: Boricua Solidarity for Just Transition: We Are All on the Same Boat, to learn about what a just reconstruction effort looks like, to discuss the harmful impact of the Jones Act and the disaster profiteering that is being pushed on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. #OurPowerPR @CJAOurPower @greenpeaceusa @ggjalliance @greenpeaceusa