Auction Closed: January 25th 2017 | We raised over $7,000+ collectively!
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated.
The Freshet Collective's mission is to raise, manage, and disburse legal defense funds to support individuals arrested for their involvement in direct action as part of liberatory grassroots social movements. A freshet is a flood, often after spring melt. As we embody the spring freshet in this work, we are an unstoppable force - a surge of momentum that wipes away the slumber of winter, drains the stagnation, clears the stream blockages, and saturates the earth to prepare for a burst of new life.
In everything we do, we strive to:
center Indigenous people, voices, worldviews, communities, and struggle
prioritize the needs of Indigenous water protectors and others directly impacted by systems of oppression
nurture and develop bonds of solidarity between water protectors
educate and train rather than serve, to foster self-determination rather than dependency
support and build grassroots movement fighting for the liberation of Indigenous people and Mother Earth
Our 501c3 Non-Profit Partner:
E.P.I.C. (Everyday People Initiating Change) was formed in 2005 to show people of every age, race, creed or social status that we have the ability to change the world for the better every day in whatever ways we choose. Every year, E.P.I.C. takes on new projects (such as providing clean water to the developing world by drilling clean water wells, helping with community development, and improving on health and hygiene in developing villages). These projects are intended to encourage other everyday people to initiate positive change in whatever ways they feel called to pursue, and this website will be used as a platform to highlight some of the inspiring work being done around the world by the growing movement of Everyday People Initiating Change.