We applaud this victory today for water rights in Detroit.
Join us in creating a temporary art installation of the Great Lakes in the sand. The image will be illuminated at dusk.
Illumination by Overpass Light Brigade
Inspiration by local community and spiritual leaders.
Activation coordinated by DanceCircus.
Documentation by doc|UWM
We encourage biking or walking to this event. Parking is available along Lincoln Memorial Drive, at Northpoint, and at the Rugby Field. Please plan to walk on sand!
Organized by Milwaukee Water Commons
for more information contact
Ann Brummitt at 414-763-6199
Who is responsible for the series of oil train derailments and accidents that have occurred recently? A little more than one year since a train derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people and destroying more than 40 buildings, this seemingly simple question remains at the heart of efforts to improve oil by rail safety. On Wednesday the Obama administration issued proposed changes to an industry that has, until now, operated with little oversight.
As we prepared to leave the island, the Overpass Light Brigade’s letters lit up the teepee and fire circle, where tribal elders stood in the unity of reflections on water. Fire canoes went by in the foreground.
The Overpass Light Brigade held messages of water in front of a sacred fire at Indian Summer in Milwaukee last night. Representatives from multiple tribes helped us hold letters, and a First Nations Grandmother, Josephine Mandamin, from Manitoulin Island, who walked around the Great Lakes stood behind the messages.
"RESPECT LABOR" bridge message over downtown Milwaukee was filmed and will be used in the future documentary movie being made about OLB
Tampa Light Brigade message for Jordan Davis, an unarmed teen who was shot by a man upset about loud music. The shooter claimed self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
A great closeup photo of OLB’s message at the 350.org ”Do The Math” tour visit in Madison, where we walked our message through the theater and onto the stage to start the evening.