of Chester County, PA

The Impact of Global Free Trade on Bio/Cultural Diversity

Beehive Design Collective

May Day Festival - May 4, 2014 - Everhart Park in West Chester

The Mesoamérica Resiste graphics campaign is the third and final image in the Beehive’s trilogy about globalization in the Americas, focusing on resistance to mega-infrastructure projects that are literally paving the way for free trade agreements that devastate local economies and communities.

The stories in the graphic come from current struggles, but are also rooted in the legacies of over 500 years of colonialism in the Americas. A banner across the top reads, “Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up” – reminding us that we are in an era of extreme loss of cultural and ecological diversity and rapid climate change. Through the lens of Mesoamerica, the graphic tells the big picture story of what’s at stake across the globe with the neoliberal model of “development,” and what we’ve already lost.

Learn more at the Beehive Collective Website

Story to be told at the May Day Festival at Everhart Park in West Chester
Sunday, May 4 from 11am to 4pm

Presented by the Beehive Design Collective

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