Global Climate Strike: Banner Making Workshop with Justseeds

September 16-19, 10am-5pm
September 20, 10am-12pm

Outdoors at CCT Main Entrance

Justseeds Banner Making at COP 21 Climate Conference,
Paris, 2015.

Banner Making Workshops with Justseeds

Monday, September 16-Thursday, September 19, 10am-5pm
Friday, September 20, 10am-12pm

Outdoors at CCT Main Entrance

In advance of a Global Climate Strike on September 20, join facilitators from the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative to create banners, placards, and posters in support of climate justice. Sharing techniques from the long-standing tradition of artmaking for protest movements, guest artists Mary Tremonte and Jesse Purcell will share strategies for slogan-writing, screen-printing, hand-painting, and iron-on adhesives in daily workshops and drop-in arts builds. Students are invited to contribute to a collection of signs and banners which will be made available to all participants in the September 20 walkout.

FREE and open to the public by drop-in, no experience necessary, all materials provided.

Related Programs

‘Thoughts Tree’: Wall of Questions and Comments
Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 13
Hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga Library

Climate Change Teach-Ins (led by UTM faculty)
Thursday, September 19
DV/CCT courtyard (rain location: MN Lobby Gallery (formerly New North)

Climate Talks (with sustainable refreshments)
Monday, September 23, from 5-7pm
Kaneff Building, Room 137

The Riverwood Conservancy Climate Change Summit: Health
Tuesday, September 24, from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Maanjiwe nendamowinan MN 1210 (formerly New North)

Communal Viewing of the 2018 documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Outdoor screening, on Wednesday, September 25, from 8–10pm (Bring your own blanket)
North Field (Rain Location: IB120)

More information about Global Climate Strike Week events at the University of Toronto Mississauga can be found here.


Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Pittsburgh, PA with a piece of her heart in Toronto. She is a member of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative. As DJ Mary Mack she strives to make safe(r) spaces on dance floors for embodying a body politic with pleasure. With Justseeds and independently Mary has exhibited throughout North America and internationally. Formerly youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Mary values art education as a means of youth empowerment and social change. Mary was recently an artist in residence at Literacy Pittsburgh through the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art’s Residency in the Public Realm, an initiative to build connections for refugees and immigrants in Pittsburgh through collaborative creative projects, and is currently working with Grow Pittsburgh on OPA's Art, Public Health, and the Environment initiative.

Jesse Purcell is a socially engaged artist and printmaker based in Toronto. He is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, and founder of Repetitive Press - Screen Printing and Design Studio, which focuses on providing hand-made graphic materials for cultural producers while working to support social movements.