Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 5, 2012.

Update #10

Join Roots2Resistance June 8th at Northampton Community Acupuncture>2-6PM


Come and Join us! This a Celebration and Fundraiser which supports this Public Art project which we bring to the Communities of the World! All 7 Portraits will be displayed with all of our Postcard and Street Postering Campaigns as well! Food, Wine and a one day Pop Up Shop which will help us celebrate these 12 amazing Women!

All of you have already given generously to this project so please do not feel that you have to give monetarily to come and celebrate this event with us!

We are trying to raise $2500 for this event which will be matched if reached! For those who want to support but cannot attend next Saturday we have created a donation page with rewards for all levels of help! Just visit:

Thanks so much for all of your support!

Much Gratitude for your time! Raise Your Voice!                                                               

Denise Beaudet/Roots To Resistance

Update #9

Roots To Resistance Campaign #8 Aboriginal Activist and Clan Leader Yvonne Margarula!


Roots To Resistance is beginning our next Fund Raising Campaign for Aboriginal Clan Leader Yvonne Margarula. It will be our 8th Portrait as we just completed the Campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma.

Yvonne Margarula led one of the largest Human Blockades in Australia to keep Uranium Miners from destroying Sacred Indigenous Lands. We will be painting her 8Foot Portrait and creating a Postcard Campaign which will celebrate her work and will support and pass forward the voices of the Mirrar People!

We will be having a double Fundraiser at Northampton Community Clinic on Saturday June 8th to help us support this campaign. Acupuncture and massage( Please call 413-586-8251 if interested in clinics)will be offered from 9am-1pm and will be followed from 2pm-6pm by a party and celebration with Food, Wine and very cool Pop-up shop!  We are trying to raise $2500 which will be matched if we can reach it! If you can't make the event you can donate from near and far to our online Fund Raiser on the Roots website which is linked below-Rewards are included!

In solidarity
Denise Beaudet/Roots To Resistance

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Update #8

Roots To Resistance Moves into 2013 With Aung San Suu Kyi!


Hello Happy New Years Eve! 

I am sending Wishes For an amazing, adventurous and beautiful New Year to all of you.

With your support we completed our Portrait of Wangari Maathai in August and finished creating and printing the Postcard and Street Postering materials in September. We then mailed more than three thousand of our Global Materials to all corners of the Globe. Wangari Maathai's Greenbelt Movement Partnered with Roots To Resistance in the UK, US and Africa and helped us spread our materials far and wide. More than 3 dozen other Organizations in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Central and South America and across the US and Canada helped us bring the work of Wangari Maathai to a truly Global Community! More Postcards are being printed and mailed every month. Many thanks to each of you for making this work possible.                 I am very grateful.

2013 brings with it our newest Activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Her Portrait and Global Campaigns are being imagined with newly formed partnerships in Burma and with old partners across the Planet. 

As we storm into this New Year, Roots To Resistance will be raising funds for our upcoming work and as with our last Campaign rewards are offered as thanks for your wonderful support. 

Please visit the Roots To Resistance support page below for more info:

Prints of all 6 of the completed Portraits are available on the site:

Please let me know how I can support you and the amazing work that you are all doing. I would love to share your work, campaigns, news, alerts with my networks and help in any ways I can. I look forward to hearing from you.

Much gratitude for your time and generosity                                                                        Sincerely Denise Beaudet/Roots To Resistance

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Update #7

Come See Wangari Maathai's Portrait This Weekend! Join Me at Cottage Street Holiday Sale!


Hello Everyone!

I am inviting you all to the annual Cottage Street Holiday Open Studios in Easthampton Ma. this coming weekend! The completed Wangari Maathai Portrait and prints will be on display as well as a packed studio full of paintings, postcards and found woodland items. Please come and join me for a glass of wine and a peek at the Portrait and Postcard Campaign that you helped to make possible. There are also many amazing local Artists and Craft Folk who will be selling and displaying their wares so it would be well worth the trip!

The Open Studio will take place at 1 Cottage st. right in downtown Easthampton. I will be there 12-5 on Friday, 10-5 on Saturday and 12-5 Sunday! Also just off the presses we will have our new Activist greeting card sets: All 6 of the completed Women's Portraits, their Bio's and a set of 6 postcards!

For more info you can contact me at 413-687-5953

Very Best and Much Gratitude                                                                                  Denise/Roots To Resistance                                                                                

Update #6

Roots To Resistance Is Rolling Forward! (Hopefully better formatted than the one you received earlier)


Hello Everyone!

I am writing to update you about our most recent and exciting adventures in the Roots To Resistance Project.

To begin with, the Portrait of Wangari Maathai is nearly complete with just a few last touches being added in the coming week. The Postcard Campaign has been designed and will be an homage to Wangari's work with some exciting new twists which I will save until they hit the streets in mid September. In addition as we near the one year anniversary of Wangari's passing, Roots To Resistance will be teaming up with local supporters to place small herbal planters in public places with placards honoring the creativity, vision and strength of this amazing Activist and her Greenbelt movement. These Public Planters are a way of following Wangari's vision and looking toward a group of organizations that seek to take her work forward, the Guerrilla Gardening and Tree Planting Movement! If you are not familiar with this work> hold on to your hats!! You will be!!

Over the Summer Roots To Resistance has created some Partnerships within Wangari Maathai's Greenbelt Movement, thanks to the generous help of the film maker Lisa Merton. Lisa was one of the co-creators of the documentary film about the work of Wangari Maathai called Taking Root. This is a profoundly important film and I urge everyone to find time to take it in. You will not be disappointed. Thus in September we will be finding ways to Partner with the Greenbelt network in an effort to honor Wangari, understand who she was and to help people understand how they may engage in similar work in their own lives.

Also Super Exciting news is that we began posting for a brand new Roots To Resistance Blog in July and hope that some of you will keep in touch with our work this way:

When people subscribe to the Blog I get very, very happy!

As Roots moves past the halfway mark and into the second half of it's endeavor, I was lucky enough to be graced by the presence and efforts of a small group of amazing Women who helped me find the tools to be very clear about the goals of the project once the Art pieces have been completed. Thank you so much to Tuti Scott, Jo Comeford, Ann Hennesey, Sami Keats, Alisa Klein, Fern Spearer and Deb Freidman for your ongoing help, time and attention, which has led me to the creation of the 2014 Roots To Resistance Bus Tour. A National bus tour of this country which will focus on bringing Art and these 12 amazing Women to Working Class Communities all over the Country. More updates on this will be coming very soon.

For now the focus remains on completing the final 5 Portraits and continuing to create and disperse our Posters, Postcards and brand new "Prayer Flags" (Hanging banners with Posters of all 12 of the Activists).

If you would like to receive any of our materials or would like to purchase one of the 6 prints of the Completed Portraits please contact me at:

If you are awaiting your Wangari Maathai print, it will be arriving very soon!!!

If you have any ideas, suggestions or brainstorms for this project or have an interest in having this Bus tour come to your Community also email me at the above.

Again so much gratitude to you all for truly being my partners and supporters in this wonderful adventure.

Very Best Denise Beaudet/Roots To Resistance

PS: The Wangari Portrait below was taken a few weeks ago with my very poor quality cell phone. My professional photographer will be documenting both the Rebecca Gomperts and the Wangari Maathai Portraits in the coming weeks.

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