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1/11 Here’s to New Beginnings!
We hope that your New Year is off to a powerful start! We are so grateful for the abundant blessings and unexpected growth spurts that 2015 brought. Every day that we wake up with the opportunity to channel our creative energy into shifting culture to build the world we dream of, is a profound gift from every ancestor who has guided us this far.
2015 was a year of great loss and grief as we mourned such wide spread and unthinkable human-on-human violence, while the earth endured the hottest year on record. We also saw the rise of so much powerful resistance and celebrated victories. To name a few drops of water out of a rising tide of change:
  • African women forging new solutions to climate change across the continent
  • A Dutch physician defying abortion bans by bringing her clinic to sea
    An 85-year-old nun activist infiltrating a top U.S. nuclear site urging peace
  • Families demanding justice in overlooked police killings of Black women
    Chicago Police torture victims winning $5.5M in reparations
  • Marriage equality becoming the law of the land
  • Undocu-Trans activist Jennicet Gutiérrez challenging Obama on deportation at a White House event
  • A growing movement of Dalit Women in India resisting caste-based violence
  • Teachers striking in Chicago and Seattle to challenge the privatization of public schools and racial inequity
  • Prisoners forcing California to scale back solitary confinement
  • An indigenous movement in Guatemala defeating Monsanto law
  • New York & Maryland banning fracking
  • The emergence of a new powerful student movement in the U.S. (from the ripple effect of the Missouri Tigers football team who ceased playing until the university president was forced to resign amidst racial unrest, to schools campaigning to divest from fossil fuels)
& Check out some of our efforts to overthrow hate !

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women, 365 days:
60 shows & workshops from Cornell Univ to Grafton Correctional Facility, reaching 22,800 + people.
 

Traveled from California to New York, New Mexico to Illinois using our art to resist injustice, catalyze action, & uplift solutions along the way.
We were keynote presenters at 20 universities nationwide.
& had the honor of presenting at the United Nations
for the Int’l Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery
& on WGBH TV station for a PBS show on Climate Education
We completed:
1 month long artist residency at Blue Mountain Center
2 week long artist residency at the University of Illinois
3 day artist residency at Asheville High, NC
Everything self-organized! Fist bump for independent artists!

 

And we saw Magic

 

2015 marked the 10 year anniversary of
& we celebrated with style exhibiting the entire tapestry for the first time ever at the Brooklyn Museum alongside the powerhouse healers of
Harriet’s Apothecary! We also created a 6000-story installation in Brooklyn’s largest park, with writing stations and sanctuaries created for people to testify to their deepest darkest secrets and highest brightest dreams!

S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D. also traveled to the Movement for Black Lives National Convening in Cleveland & the first ever BLM National Retreat in Detroit.

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Climbing PoeTree’s forthcoming album to be released in 2016!

24 musician collaboration.

Countdown to KickStarter begins.
Be ready to join the campaign in 8 Days!

With Love & Gratitude,

Alixa + Naima
Climbing PoeTree

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