We Refuse to Die was part of the exhibition, Unsettling Matter: Gaining Ground, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, August 2023 - January 2024.
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Video: Introducing 'We Refuse to Die'

August 9, 2023

Over the summer, driving a U-Haul full of Externality carvings and masks, we had the opportunity to visit with frontline community members in the Gulf South and Appalachia who are leading fights to stop the fossil fuel and petrochemical poisoning of our communities, lands, and waters.

In this video you'll hear reflections from some of the folks we met in Port Arthur (TX), the site of the largest oil and gas refineries in the US; St. James Parish (LA), where community members are successfully delaying Formosa Plastics's plans to build a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant; Clairton (PA), home to the largest coal processing plant in the nation; and East Palestine (OH), where a recent train derailment caused one of the worst chemical disasters in American history.

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