Walking Forest 'creative and activist afternoon camp' for women
04nov1:00 pm5:00 pmWalking Forest 'creative and activist afternoon camp' for womenCamp also includes Tree carrying rehearsal for Dawn to Dusk performance action on 5th November Rottenrow Gardens, 130 Rotten Row G4 0GE Glasgow1:00 pm - 5:00 pm OrganiserWalking ForestEvent TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Nature & Biodiversity
Are you a woman inspired by the natural world hoping to make change in your community and the wider world? Are you concerned about climate and social injustice, Do you want
Are you a woman inspired by the natural world hoping to make change in your community and the wider world? Are you concerned about climate and social injustice, Do you want a space to share your grief, anger, fear about climate change and to plant seeds of courage for a fair and globally just future ?
If so, we’d love to meet you. We are a group of women artists working on a 10 year artwork called Walking Forest linking women, tree ecology, activism and climate justice. Please Join us for this afternoon ‘camp’ where we will be sharing stories of standing up for change, learning about forest ecology, about ecocide and about climate justice. We will hear from Global women earth defenders and learn about the history of the Suffragettes in Glasgow. The camp is open to anybody who identifies as a woman.
The following day on the 5th of November from Dawn to Dusk we will be carrying out a performance action involving women carrying a felled HS2 tree through Glasgow in an act of endurance and love for the planet and future generations. For those that would like to join us we will be rehearsing the tree carrying at the camp and asking ourselves what needs to be exchanged and heard under the canopy of a felled tree? Please dress warmly as weather permitting we will be outside for the Camp and also please bring nourishing snacks to share together.
Walking Forest is a ten year project to plant a woodland to honour Earth Defenders from around the world. It looks back to the collective actions of the campaigners for women’s suffrage who stood for radical democratic change and looks forward to the next 100 years when articulating and standing up together for the well-being of Earth is key to planetary survival. We take inspiration from the story of the last surviving ‘Suffragette Tree’ from an arboretum in Batheaston planted by women activists in the early 20th century. www.walkingforest.co.uk @walkingforest4