Activist Area

/Activist Area
Activist Area 2014-06-16T14:15:39+00:00

Please see below for a list of confirmed exhibitors in the Activist Area at the 2014 Clearwater Festival.

350.org
A global grassroots network dedicated to building a movement to fight the climate crisis. We invite everyone to join us on a three-week art and climate justice voyage down the Hudson River in September. www.350.org

Amnesty International Group 42
Campaigns for human rights throughout the world by publicizing and campaigning against violations affecting groups and individuals wherever they may occur, and fights to fulfill all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.amnestyusa.org

Appalachian Mountain Club
Promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. Believes these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. www.amcny.org

ATM & RiverCubes
Waste is something we do, not something that is!!! Artful Trash Management conspires sea change in the ways we produce and consume as a culture. RiverCubes change the way we relate to and understand waste streams of our own production. www.rivercubes.net

B4Peace/GRACE Cares
Promotes art and education projects that develop individual and community awareness on the importance of peace starting within each individual. Art is used to help communities look at how they can bring peace to their lives through daily acts of kindness. Works internationally with communities on creating peace art installations, performances and workshops. www.gracecares.org

Burning Books
A friendly neighborhood radical bookstore in Buffalo, specializing in issues such as environmentalism, political prisoners, anti-war and all things related to our collective struggle for freedom. www.burningbooksbuffalo.com

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies designed to manage and protect our natural resources and public health. Carries out this mission through research, lobbying, public outreach, and grassroots community organizing, throughout the state of New York. www.citizenscampaign.org

Community of Living Traditions / Stony Point Center
Offers affordable accommodations and a welcoming environment for activist and visionaries of all stripes to convene, discern, learn and plan. Home to an intentional multi-faith community which strives to put into practice the legacy of hospitality and strategic nonviolence that exists within each faith tradition. www.stonypointcenter.org

Don’t Move Firewood, The Nature Conservancy

http://www.nature.org/

Dutchess Outreach
Meets the temporary, basic needs of individuals and families when no other resources are readily available to them. Acts as an advocate for needy individuals/families to meet their basic needs on a long-term basis. Acts as advocates by promoting community awareness of social problems and generating support for improvement of the system’s response to human needs. www.dutchessoutreach.org

Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch’s mission is to protect the food we eat and the water we drink. In New York, we’re helping lead the fight against fracking, advocating to label genetically engineered (GMO), and building a movement for safe, sustainable, and accessible food and water. www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Historic Hudson River Towns
The leading inter-municipal organization helping the Hudson Valley’s riverfront communities build sustainable local economies through tourism marketing, waterfront revitalization and downtown renewal. www.hudsonriver.com

Hudson Valley Birth Network
Believes that birth is a normal, natural event for most women. Provide consumers and professionals with current information about pregnancy, birth, and parenthood; we help families make the decisions that are best for them in order to give birth safely and joyously; and we make sure they have access to support as new parents. We offer comprehensive seminars, work-shops and referral services www.hudsonvalleybirthnetwork.com

Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC)
A coalition of environmental, health and public policy organizations to address the vulnerabilities of nuclear reactors at the Indian Point power plant. www.closeindianpoint.org

Indigo Moon
A means to open social discourse for the most important issues of our times when alternative viewpoints to the corporate media are being largely overlooked or dismissed. A simple bumper sticker can let people know they aren’t alone in their crazy radical notion that peace & fairness are possible to achieve, even in our vastly under-informed, misguided society. www.indigomoon-merch.com

International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Committed to proclaiming Leonard Peltier’s innocence, achieving his long overdue release from federal prison and to raising awareness regarding indigenous rights. www.leonardpeltier.info

Mercy College – Environmental Sustainability & Justice Club (ENVIAJ)
Open to all who want to help envisage a better world through sustainable development and environmental justice . Linked to Solar CITIES, which provides low-cost high-efficiency biogas systems and system integration training for food-waste-to-fuel-and-fertilizer biodigesters at the household and community level.

Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
A non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws. Our common-sense, middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in America are straightforward. We are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, and we want you to join us! www.momsdemandaction.org

New Jersey Association of Rail Passengers NJ-ARP
Established in 1980 by concerned New Jersey residents who wanted a greater voice in deciding the transit future of our state. Plays an active role both in the implementation of new passenger rail service, and in restoration of services cancelled in the 1960s before the implementation of New Jersey Transit (NJT). www.nj-arp.org

New York Organ Donor Network
Dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants. Works to increase awareness and foster understanding of organ and tissue donation among health care professionals and the general public in an effort to make organ donation a fundamental societal value. www.hatethewait.org

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Partners with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of 2,000 miles of public trails. We offer volunteer opportunities for people who love the outdoors. www.nynjtc.org

NY Veterans Speak Out
Counters the growing presence of military recruiters in New York City area high schools. Tables alongside military recruiters at local high schools and offers classroom presentations featuring veterans of the Vietnam and Iraq wars who speak to students about their experiences with the military. www.forusa.org and www.posttraumaticpress.org/

One World Center/IICD
Educates and empowers people to take action against world wide poverty. Addresses the issues of our time with unique teaching and learning environments that cultivate social change and support our global vision: a sustainable future. www.oneworldcenter.org

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
Empowers individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures. Our role is, with cultural sensitivity to all communities, to provide exceptional health services, accurate information and education, and fearless advocacy for reproductive rights and justice. www.pphp.org

Riverkeeper
A member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. For nearly 50 years Riverkeeper has been New York’s clean water advocate. www.riverkeeper.org

Save Our Schools
Dedicated to public education as the cornerstone of a democratic society. Committed to education policies and actions shaped by diverse voices of teachers, families, community organizations working together to meet the needs of all children and their communities. www.saveourschoolsmarch.org

Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. www.newyork2.sierraclub.org/lowerhudson/

Sovereign People’s Action Network (SPAN)
Support a rapid transition away from fossil and nuclear towards solar and other renewable. SPAN resists Hydrofracking and similar environmental assaults on the basis that such activities should not be regulated, but criminalized. www.sovereignpeople.net

Stony Point Summer Institute
Trains Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, in nonviolent, environmentally-conscious social activism in a multireligious context. Together studys the wisdom of the three traditions and develops skills and projects for faith-based personal and social transformation as we strengthen our relationship to the earth. www.stonypointcenter.org/multifaith-community/flgs

Syracuse Cultural Workers
A national publisher and distributor of posters, calendars, t-shirts, cards, books, buttons & stickers that further a vision of justice, liberation, equality, diversity and peace. www.Syracuseculturalworkers.com

The Hunger Bus
To inspire, raise funds, non-perishable food items and hunger awareness, working towards ending hunger thru musical performance, staging concerts and events to benefit food banks, pantries and other non-profit agencies! www.thehungerbus.net

The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
For 31 years The LOFT has provided programs and services to the LGBTQ community of the Lower Hudson Valley under the categories of support, education, advocacy and celebration. www.loftgaycenter.org

Transition Movement
Tackling climate change, resource depletion and economic disruption by bringing the head, heart and hands of communities together in the transition to life beyond oil. www.transitionmidatlantic.org

Two By Twelve
Seeks to improve, empower, and enrich the lives of individuals and families suffering from physical, mental, or emotional barriers through various music and arts based initiatives. Has collaborated with organizations to bring music and the arts to individuals in need. www.twobytwelve.org

VFP/VVAW
Local chapters of Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against The War and veterans’ F.O.R. with veterans from WWII to now. Participates in forums re: our experiences and supports non-violent anti-war groups. Active in ‘Truth-In-Recruiting’ participation in high schools, supports veterans with VA connections, food cards and supports other non-violence oriented social justice organizations. www.veteransforpeace.org and www.vvaw.org/

War Resisters League
As one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, we challenge military recruitment and war profiteering, organize nonviolent direct action, and offer on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. Determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and strivs for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation. www.warresisters.org

WESPAC
WESPAC is a regional hub for peace and justice work in the Westchester Area and beyond. We have a proud 40 year history agitating for progressive social change as well as environmental, economic, and racial justice. www.wespac.org

Westchester Citizens Awareness Network
The Westchester Chapter of the Citizens Awareness Network dedicated to a nuclear free North East. www.nukebusters.org