The Milky Way’s Steamfunk party aligns with Earthseed Consulting to help fund scholarship initiatives for the Black Permaculture Network.
[Steamfunk launches on Sunday, June 8 at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice with Jimetta Rose. Event page here.]
We’re proud to announce that supporting Sum, The Milky Way and our Steamfunk party will have immediate and positive impact on the community. The best part is, our supporters not in Los Angeles who want to donate can still do so here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N7B7USXZBJTZW
A portion of proceeds collected at the Steamfunk event and from online donations will go towards Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) for people of color, through the Black Permaculture Network and overseen by Earthseed Consulting. Scholarships will allow people to attend vital training courses at international locations and receive legitimate training in permaculture principles that can then be used to empower their communities, and the global community at large.
About Steamfunk: Steamfunk is the brainchild of Milky Way frontman and founder, SUM. On a surface level, Steamfunk is a popup party hosted by The Milky Way that features live performances, multimedia and the spirit of a traveling gypsy carnival. On a more sublime level, Steamfunk is a festival where music, new media, performance art and grassroots activism can converge and seed new collaborations. Expect everything from jewelry vendors to live video game demonstrations, all under the veil of live music to make you move.
About Earthseed Consulting, LLC: Earthseed is dedicated to reconnecting people of color to the earth to continue the transformation of their communities. Earthseed creates and implements innovative content & programming that supports the transition towards a more just and sustainable world.
About the Black Permaculture Network: The BPN is a not-for-profit space activated by Earthseed built to affirm the existence of permaculture activists of color, and also give resources, scholarships, and a platform for these organizations to promote events, etc. They sponsored a delegation to Cuba last Fall for the International Permaculture Convergence and will sponsor a few scholarships Cuba trip in Fall of 2014. They are currently building an official website and not only need funds for this, but also for the scholarships they will be giving out this Fall. Scholarships will provide people with the opportunity to receive relevant training and an official Permaculture Design Certification (PDC). This scholarship will give someone who might not otherwise have a chance to learn about sustainable design, green architecture, abundant gardening, alternative building, organic agriculture, generating renewable energy, and so much more, and then bring that knowledge back to their communities for maximum impact.
Black Permaculture Network: http://blackpermaculturenetwork.org/
Earthseed Consulting: http://earthseedconsulting.com/
The Milky Way: https://www.facebook.com/themilkywayans , https://soundcloud.com/themilkywayans
Precious Metals Creative: https://www.facebook.com/preciousmetalsofficial
Full transparency: A small portion of the funds donated will go to Precious Metals Creative to help keep the Steamfunk event functioning by paying out acts, event staff and other related expenses, but never at the expense of our community initiative, and never for the sole profit of Precious Metals Creative.