Global Justice Ecology Project is holding two events to celebrate its 15th anniversary on Sept. 14-15 at ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art in Buffalo, NY. Both events include wine and hors d’oeuvres and are free and open to the public. See details below.
Photos from Buffalo to Africa by Johanna C. Dominguez
¡Buen Vivir! has been on a year long hiatus and opens its doors again this September for Johanna C. Dominguez’s “One World: Issues Across and Through Skins.” This is her first solo exhibit. She sees her camera as “Simply a vehicle” for recording the importance of protest – from Buffalo to Kenya.
September 14 at 6 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception Free and open to the public
THE STORY OF A FOREST
Global Justice Ecology Project 15th Anniversary Party will include a special private film showing of The Story of a Forest including talk by the director.
September 15 at 6 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception Free and open to the public
Thursday, September 21st, is the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. ¡Buen Vivir! and Global Justice Ecology Project have been fighting the spread of monoculture plantations for decades. And more recently, we have been advocates for banning the addition of genetic engineered trees, which would further exasperate all of the social and environmental impacts that monocultures cause.
This includes drought, pollution of water sources, loss of habitat and biodiversity, human rights violations towards members of local communities and/or forest dwelling peoples, and devating fires (as we covered in Chile and Portugal earlier this year).
Stay tuned to Global Justice Ecology Project and The Campaign to Stop GE Trees tomorrow, the 21st. We will be posting throughout the day, a series of mixed media and articles with information about the dangerous implications of the spread of monoculture tree plantations and GE trees, and ways to fight back.
In the meantime, check out these two photo essays by Anne Peterman, Founder and Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project and Campaign Coordinator for the Campaign to Stop GE Trees, and photographer Orin Langelle, Founder of Global Justice Ecology Project and Director of Langelle Photography.
This year the party and closing reception take place on Thursday, December 17th from 6-9 p.m. at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery at 148 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
Camel’s Hump, Vermont. Photo: Petermann
Gallery Director Orin Langelle and GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann will give brief presentations at 7 p.m. about the mission of the gallery and GJEP including ways you can get involved.
There will be music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and we will celebrate the Solstice and the return of longer days.
We also hope to have some exciting news to share about a new venue for Orin Langelle’s historic exhibit: The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise, Revisited. If you haven’t seen it yet, this will be your last chance to see it in Buffalo…
Truman Capote with Peter Beard at Studio 54 during Beard’s 40th birthday party. This photo by Orin Langelle was published in the Adventures and Misadventures of Peter Beard in Africa, by Jon Bowmaster (1993)
Event is Free and Open to the Public. Casual dress.