Brick X Brick goes to Washington DC

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Andrea Lauer  BROOKLYN, NY

Hello Friends and Supporters!  

Brick x Brick is back!

We are demonstrating our nationwide alliance against misogyny at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st.

We need your help:

1) We want to build an inclusive wall. Approximately 33% of this Go Fund Me will assist our scholarship initiative to help participants come to D.C. that may not otherwise have the opportunity to be on the ground for this historic moment.

2) We want to build the largest human wall against misogyny the world has ever seen! We currently have 200 suits from previous walls, but need an extra 50 of larger sizes (so we can layer underneath to stay warm). Therefore, we also need to make more patches.

This is a grassroots, community initiative driven by volunteers that now span across 8 states and we want you to join us!  Please reference the "rewards" section of this campaign to see how you can contribute to our movement. Every amount counts, and will be acknowledged on our official BrickxBrick website.

Want to join us in D.C.?! All genders welcome. Please fill our participation survey.

http://www.brickxbrick.org/joinus



Press:

Now This:
https://www.facebook.com/NowThisElection/videos/1305609599470527/?pnref=story

Public Radio International:
http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-10-11/millennials-get-their-political-say-during-week-long-unconvention-nyc?utm_campaign=TheWorld&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow


Social Media:
facebook.com/brickxbrick2016

Twitter: @brickXbrick2016

Instagram: @brickXbrick2016

#brickXbrick #brickXbrick2016 #joinourwall

www.brickxbrick.org


Project Description:

Brick x Brick is a public art performance that builds human “walls” against misogyny. During the wall performances, participants wear brick-patterned jumpsuits adorned with colorful brick patches bearing statements of misogynistic violence made by President-elect Trump and members of his administration. Placing divisive words on the jumpsuits is a symbol of our resistance and determination to maintain control over our bodies. Linking hands to form community walls of individuals further blocks and subverts the messages that subjugate women. When standing in wall formation, we hold silent space that amplifies our message and builds unity through passive participation with the audience.

Prior to the November 2016 United States presidential election, Brick x Brick built “walls” in eight different states: Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. We are now joining forces (old and new!) in D.C. on the day after Inauguration Day at the Women's March on Washington .

Brick x Brick’s Mission for the March:

Brick x Brick marches as part of the Women’s March on Washington to protest misogyny. We resist patriarchal, heteronormative, discriminatory and oppressive systems and structures of power. We stand in solidarity with an intersection of voices from all socio-economic, geographic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including indigenous communities, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA communities. We acknowledge the strides women have made historically and continue the work of those who have stood in resistance before us.

What We Believe:

• It is our duty to stand in opposition to threats to civil and human rights.

• We are indivisible... one nation for all.

• Every life is equal. Every voice is equal.

• Misogyny, sexism, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia and bigotry have no place in our White House or our culture.

• Black Lives Matter.

• Rights of people with disabilities are human rights.

• Rights of members of LGBTQIA communities are human rights.

• Indigenous peoples’ rights are human rights.

• Immigrants’ rights are human rights.

• Women’s rights are human rights.

• Environmental rights are human rights.





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Update 9
Posted by Katy Kirby
1 month ago
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Thank you all who have contributed to this fund. The March was exhilarating and now more than ever we are compelled to define our next step. This project has filled us with community, new friends, and family. It gifted us all with a unified resistance through love and support. No wall is built by one, but by many, and so for now we thank you for making the reality of our project; brick by brick.

In solidarity,
Bricksters Nationwide, present tense and future
walls on walls. Let's multiply
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Update 8
Posted by Katy Kirby
2 months ago
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There are absolutly no words how high we are from the Women's' March! We cooked, we danced, we celebrated new friends and old, and then we MARCHED!!!! Not only that, we DANCED with our collaborators the Extraordinary Rendition Band from Rhode Island and the crowd followed. Thank you so much for all of your support, your contributions and especially some of the private notes we have been getting! We will keep you posted on our next move!
Love, your Bricksters Nation and World Wide!
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Update 7
Posted by Katy Kirby
2 months ago
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Tonight we landed in DC after a drive in a rented "Patriot" jeep full of jumpsuits! We talked, laughed, snacked, sang, and even stopped in to TJ MAXX and found a perfect Megaphone! We also thought about all of you and the support you have given us! As we lay our heads down in the guest room of Sue Langley, our host, and NEW friend,who also served us a delicious meal and a glass of wine, we think of you! More tomorrow!
Our host Sue Langley
with Sue and Obama!
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Update 6
Posted by Katy Kirby
2 months ago
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Hello friends, family, and supporters of all kinds!
We are less than a week away and have assembled an amazing team of over 120 Bricksters to March in D.C.!
The wall consists of people traveling from over 13 states! All of your support and donations are helping to make this possible. Our hearts are so full with appreciation you have given us to keep strong and carry on! As we all know, No WALL can stand strong without a solid FOUNDATION! Love, the Bricksters!
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Ruth Ann Lauer
2 months ago

Thinking of all of u. You go girls!!!!!❤

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$9,639 of $10k goal

Raised by 134 people in 3 months
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Created December 5, 2016
LD
$25
Linda Dunphy
2 months ago

I joined up with your group at DC Women's March! So energized by the music and singing and loved the brick garb!

$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
mary Vencill
2 months ago

You are among my most enduring and touching and fun memories of the DC Women's March. You made me smile and grimace (with your "patches") and cry an inspired tear or two with your stories. Keep me on your email list and let me join you if you ever get near the SF Bay Area.

CP
$50
Caroline Platt
2 months ago

You all are amazing! I saw you at the March in DC and I wanted to help. Thank you!!!

CM
$15
Caroline Mindel
2 months ago
LM
$50
Lonni Millman
2 months ago

Saw you all yesterday at the March and was so impressed by your mission and enthusiasm. Loved the music, the camaraderie and stories. It was the icing on the cake to march along side of you at this momentous event.

RW
$90
Roger Waltzman
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
FB
$100
Fire Blade
2 months ago
Ruth Ann Lauer
2 months ago

Thinking of all of u. You go girls!!!!!❤

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