#DefundLine3 Pop-Up Art Exhibit &Performance

Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

The week of July 12, 2021, activists all around the country will be hosting art actions and protests at branches, offices, and headquarters of the banks funding Line 3. Imagine tens of thousands of colorful #DefundLine3 posters on public walls in hundreds of cities across the US.

Be part of this mass action — the fight to stop this pipeline is the fight to save our planet! Join the 350 Madison Art Collective and Divest & Defund and Tar Sands Teams for a #DefundLine3 Pop-Up Art Exhibit & Performance at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 17, at the Dane County Farmers’ Market.

WHAT: #DefundLine3 Pop-Up Art Exhibit & Performance
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Dane Co. Farmers’ Market, corner of N. Hamilton St. & Capitol Square

Why We Must Stop Line 3

Line 3 is being built through Indigenous territory without consent. The Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation, and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe are all suing to stop the pipeline. Prominent native activists have described the pipeline as “cultural genocide,” and Indigenous activists in northern Minnesota are leading direct actions on the ground. More than 500 people have been arrested for taking action to stop construction since the beginning of the year

If built, Line 3 would release as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as 50 new coal-fired power plants. It would release as much greenhouse gas as the entire rest of the state of Minnesota.

Why We Must Act Now

$4.6 billion in bank loans to Enbridge, the company behind the Line 3 tar sands pipeline, will expire on July 22 and July 23. We expect that Enbridge will be asking major banks, such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and the Royal Bank of Canada, to renew those loans.

 

Join us on July 17 to tell Chase and other major banks that if they’re serious about climate action, racial justice, and treaty rights, they must walk away from Enbridge when these current loans expire.

“Now is the time for us to defund the White Supremacist, carbon bomb that is Line 3. We’re going to make the financial companies that support Enbridge and its toxic Line 3 pipeline feel the heat.

The fight to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is about justice for the land. It’s about justice for the water. Justice for Anishinaabe people whose culture and way of life it threatens. Justice for people all over the world who are being impacted by the climate crisis.

If enough of us take these actions together, we can make the companies funding Line 3 feel enough pressure that they will walk away from Enbridge. Throughout history people-powered movements have changed the world. And they sure as hell can stop Line 3.”

Tara Houska, Giniw Collective