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June 2023 Newsletter: Solstice Edition

With school getting out and the sun shining, we are feeling the good weather vibes! Our newsletter team is on summer break this month and we’ll be back in July.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll join our fabulous Artful Activism team in the Solstice Parade. Read on to learn about our Electrify Seattle float, flash mob, art builds and more! 

350 Seattle’s climate justice-themed float is a Solstice tradition — and this year, we’re so excited to be highlighting the Electrify Seattle campaign. We’ll be inviting the crowd to help move Seattle towards our healthy climate future by launching lightning bolts at the gas-powered appliance props on our float, upgrading them for clean energy and greening Seattle’s space needle as we go. When we’ve fully greened the space needle, our ensemble will dance the Electric Boogie: complete with fun costumes, props and song! 

SOLSTICE ART BUILDS TODAY & TOMORROW 

Not one, but two art builds this weekend! Help finish painting, prop-making and printing for the Solstice Parade. Art builds are fun for people of all ages, and a great way to meet other folks in the 350 Seattle community.

No skills needed, we’ll teach you as you go. Bring water, a mask and clothes to get messy. 

Solstice Art Builds 
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 12:00 – 4:00pm 
Fremont Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave N, 98103
Drop in anytime, please RSVP here to let us know you’re planning to attend.

JOIN US IN THE FREMONT SOLSTICE PARADE

We are looking for 50 (or more!) people who want to help make our float fun and interactive by inviting the audience to join the Electric Boogie flash mob, giving out hand stamps, high-fiving with our lightning bolt signs, and animating our participatory parachute. Wear and be part of the theater with a giant puppet, solar panel, heat pump, building, cape, or lightning bolt, or carry a windmill or beautiful batik flag to enliven the ensemble. 

No skills required, and we welcome folks of all ages!

Fremont Solstice Parade
Saturday, June 17, 12:00 – 4:00pm

Parade Ensemble Rehearsal & Role Prep
Sunday, June 11, 12:00 – 4:00pm 
Fremont Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave N, 98103

The 350 Seattle Artful crew makes sure everyone has a great time participating in creating our own better future! 

Sign up here to get the details and let us know how you’d like to join us in the parade.

Can’t make this Sunday’s rehearsal but want to be in the parade? Here’s how you can prep from home! Don’t forget to RSVP here and let us know that you’re planning to join day-of.

Dance with the Electric Boogie flash mob! Learn and rehearse the simple line dance at home with these easy learning videos:

DIY cape making: Join other everyday heroes speaking truth to power, and have fun doing it in a superhero cape! Make a cape at home for yourself following these simple instructions. We’re using bright yellow, and might be able to get you fabric at an art build.

GET INVOLVED

Do you care about climate justice? Want more general information about 350 Seattle? Then check out this handy Welcome Guide for new volunteers.

Here are some really great ways to start on a path of engagement! Check out our updated Volunteer Opportunities List and our event calendar. Opportunities range from low commitment to high, from introductory to skilled. All you have to do is find something you’re excited about and reach out! Unless otherwise noted, all opportunities can be done from home.

Unsure what you want to do? Still have questions about who we are and what we do? Come hang out with us at our monthly virtual orientation and get connected with real people! 

Monthly Intro to 350 Seattle Call
Monday, May 15, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Online, register here.

No time for all that? Well, never fear — you can support the work we do at 350 Seattle by becoming a monthly donor! Sign up here!

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