The Second Cascadia Association Football Federation General Meeting was held March 13th via Google+ Hangout, and by all accounts it was a great success! Lots of great developments and ideas to get excited about! More on that to come soon.
Occupied Cascadia is a documentary being released by Cascadia Matters, a collective of artists, writers, educators and media activists from Bend, Oregon which explores the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim. The filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous. Their feature length documentary is not intended to be representative of the Cascadia movement, but instead add a powerful and compelling argument about a region occupied, and a landbase under siege. The film seeks to highlight the emerging ideas, struggles and times of the Cascadia bioregion and beyond. In order to effectively provide clean air and clean water for future generations, our attention must not only shift towards the bioregions of the Pacific Northwest, but also towards stopping corrosive agendas within them. The diverse voices throughout this land have forged the way for many movements and there is a growing necessity to inspire a unified culture of resistance. This film promotes that dialogue through bioregional awareness.
Stories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown informs a re-birthed and growing culture of resistance. Filming began during the outset of the populist “Occupy” movement, and finished by joining the voices seeking to re-contextualize popular revolt within our life-world as a movement to decolonize, un-occupy, and re-inhabit the living Earth through deep understanding and identification with our specific bioregions.
Confirmed 2012 Fall Tour:
- October 6 – Bend – Tower Theater
- October 7 – Portland – Clinton Street Theater
- October 8 – Seattle – The Wild Cat
- October 9 – Ellensburg – CWU
- October 11- Bellingham – WWU
- October 14- Victoria – Camas Books
- October 16 – Tofino – Humanity
- October 18 – Vancouver City – W2
- October 27 – Pablo, MT – Salish Kootenai College
- November 2 – Happy Camp – Art Center
- November 3 – Arcata – Humboldt State University
- November 5 – Crescent City – Del Norte County Library
- November 8 – Eugene – University of Oregon
- November 11 – Hood River – Columbia Center for the Arts
- November 15 – Seattle – Queer Youth Space
More information and an updated list of events can be found through the Cascadia Matters website at: http://cascadiamatters.org/events. In addition, a tentative schedule for other locations can be found at the bottom of the page. If you'd like to get involved helping set up a film screening in your city or region, you can contact them directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative 2012 Film Screening Schedule:
- Saturday October 6-Bend
- Sunday October 7-Portland
- Monday October 8-Seattle
- Tuesday October 9 – Ellensburg
- Wednesday October 10- Lakewood
- Thursday October 11- Bellingham
- Saturday October 13- Lopez Island
- Sunday October 14- Victoria
- Monday October 15- Quadra Island
- Tuesday October 16- Tofino
- Wednesday October 17- Squamish
- Thursday October 18- Vancouver City
- Friday October 19- Penticton
- Saturday October 20- Kelowna
- Sunday October 21 – Kamloops
- Monday October 22 – Nelson
- Tuesday 23- Sandpoint
- Wednesday October 24- Spokane
- Thurdsay October 25- Polson
- Friday October 26- Missoula
- Saturday October 27- Pablo, MT
- Sunday October 28- Jackson
- Monday October 29- Bosie
- Tuesday October 30- Ashland
- Wednesday October 31- Yreka
- Thursday November 1- Orleans
- Friday November 2- Happy Camp
- Saturday November 3 – Arcata
- Sunday November 4- Petrolia
- Monday November 5 – Crescent City
- Thursday November 8 – Eugene
- Friday November 9- Corvallis
- Saturday November 10- Portland
- Sunday November 11 – Hood River
- Wednesday November 14- Olympia
- November 15 – Seattle
- November 16-25- Vancouver City
<< June Edition | July Edition
In this July edition of the Cascadian Monthly:
- The Cascadia Review: A New Voice for the Bioregion - by Dana Guthrie
- Cascadia: Is There Hope? - by elona trogub
- Schadenfreude and Legends: The Zombie Sonics and the Cascadia Cup - by Nate Jenson
- Cascadians Converge, Caravan, Celebrate Bioregionalism and Interdependence - by Michael Hodges
- This month in Cascadian History - by Alex DeVeito
- Cascadia! The Month in Pictures
- Featured News from Around the Bioregion: Largest TIFO Banner in MLS history raised in Portland/Seattle Cascadia Cup Match | Cascadia EarthFirst! Locks Down, Climbs Flagpoles in State Capitol | 2nd Cascadian Bioregionalism Un-Conference held in Eugene, OR, 2012 | Cascadia Rainbow Celebration
- Cascadia in the Media: July 4th - BBC: The Day in Images | Cascadia Rising! Article in Portland Monthly | Cascadia Cup TIFO makes the Rounds | The Citizen's Guide to Seattle Beer: The Republic of Cascadia | Cascadia Gets an Honorary Mention - 10 Movements to Secede from the United States
- Cascadia Now! Group Updates: O' Cascadia! New Student Documentary on Youtube | Cascadia Now! Poster, Sticker and Agitprop Campaign | New Cascadia Flags are in! | Cascadia Now! Spokane, Portland, PCC and PSU Chapters
- Food and Drink: Blackberry Season Swiftly Approaching & Recipes for Jelly and Pancake Syrup - by Vickie Phelps | New Cascadian Beer Hits the Shelf | A Cascadian Drinking Song - Lyrics by Josh Mahar
Anyone should feel free to download, print and distribute as they see fit.
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Our Cascadia Now! student coordinator from Seattle University has released a great 5 minute documentary that provides a nice introduction for the Cascadia movement.
A short educational film by Kelton Sears about the Cascadian movement, its origins, its ideas, and its presence today. The video features three interviews with members of the Seattle Cascadia Now! chapter from their May 19th meeting.
If you would like to get involved with the Seattle chapter, they meet bieekly on every second Saturday and you can find more information on our calendar page here: http://www.cascadianow.org/ai1ec_event/seattle-cascadianow-meetup/?instance_id=2638
or directly from their website at: seattlecascadiaproject.org
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OCCUPIED CASCADIA is a documentary film exploring the emerging concept of bioregionalism throughout the Pacific Northwest.
It is widely known that we live in a world surrounded by chaos and our environment is on the brink of devastation. While it has become quite clear to most that something must change, how do we actually come together and figure out the seemingly impossible?
What is Cascadia and what is bioregionalism? What quality of life will be available for future generations? Will they be able to breathe the air and drink the water? Will we be able to overcome our fears and begin this very real and necessary dialogue? Explore these concepts and more.
To focus on our bioregion is hardly a new concept:
"It has been the animating cultural principal through ninety-nine percent of human history and is at least as old as consciousness." - Jim Dodge
Every place on earth exists within a bioregion. Cascadia is the land of falling waters located on the northeast Pacific Rim. Resource wars are upon us, governments are more oppressive than ever, global economies are destabilizing and collapse has become a common reference, so how will humanity adapt to survive these catastrophic times?
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
- Check out our website at cascadiamatters.org/the-film for updates
- Find us on Facebook for upcoming events and more
- View the film in HD on Cascadia Matters Vimeo