The pockmarks of fracking pads are spreading around the world — from redrock canyons to rainforests, from farmsteads to suburbs. The effects are becoming clearer and more fully documented: poisoned water, bulldozed landscapes, sickened children, displaced families, lost livelihoods, greenhouse gas pollution, earthquakes. But as the scientific understanding of fracking’s effects increases, the essential question that remains is a moral and legal one: To what extent does the harm caused by hydraulic fracturing constitute a breach of human rights?
To clarify the human-rights impacts of fracking and to affirm international standards of human rights obligations, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal has scheduled a week-long session to address this question. The Spring Creek Project will be co-organizing the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. This historic, international tribunal will take place virtually via conferencing software from May 14 to 18, 2018.
Call for poster submissions: We artists to submit posters based on the theme of human rights, fracking, and cliamte change.
Submission deadline: Submission must be received by midnight on May 1, 2018.
How submission will be used: Selected posters will be exhibited at The Whiteside Theater and possibly the Optic Gallery and/or other venues in Corvallis during events supporting the tribunal. Depending on the response, we may also compile selected images into a book.
How to submit: Submission materials will only be accepted online via Submittable. It is free to apply. When you submit your piece, you will be asked to provide the following information:
- A high-quality TIFF or JPG file (300 dpi at 11” by 17”)
- Your name and contact information.
- Acknowledgement that your submission represents your original work and that you give OSU permission to use your submission online and in-person.