Arts Build+ with David Solnit and The Peace Poets


We’re in a climate emergency, and 350 Silicon Valley is ramping up its actions. On August 24 at the UU church in San Jose, our event organizers Ralph King and Kathy Pimentel were joined by David Solnit,’s North American Arts Organizer, The Peace Poets from Brooklyn, and more than 40 arts builders from 350 Silicon Valley, partner groups and faith and other community volunteers. We created silk screen posters and a huge banner, saw how street murals are made, and learned songs for the September 8 Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice March in San Francisco.

Come join us at 10AM in San Francisco at Embarcadero Plaza on September 8 for the biggest climate march in Northern California history. Caltrain is the best way from San Jose and the Peninsula.

Photos by Chris Cassell and Jack Owicki,


David showing finished silk screened posters


Peace Poets teaching songs for the march


Kathy learning basics of silk screening


Hang 'em out to dry


Adding tempura colors to the posters


Making the main march banner


Learning the way street murals are made