SeaWorld Demonstration at Ski Beach – Saturday, July 26

by on July 24, 2014 · 9 comments

in Culture, Environment, History, Ocean Beach, San Diego

Launch of Corky 2 Freedom Journey

Organizers want help to display the historic Corky Freedom Banner within view of SeaWorld San Diego, where she is the longest-captive orca, to Launch the Corky 2 Freedom Journey, a renewal of the Corky Freedom bus tour up the West Coast with Corky’s Freedom banner in 1999.

Christine Caruso, a kindergarten teacher from Seattle, has secured the huge banner handcrafted of panels contributed worldwide for the original Corky’s Journey for display along this 2014 Corky 2 Freedom Journey.

The banner will be displayed on the large grassy area between Ingraham Street and Ski Beach Boat Launch, just north of the Entrance to SeaWorld on Vacation Isle, NOT South Shores Boat Launch as originally planned, from 8am to 6pm.

They will lay the roughly 5′ wide strips of handmade cloth panels stitched together side by side with a walking path in between for viewing.

1) With 24 plastic bins holding these strips, they NEED VOLUNTEERS to help lay them out starting at 8a, and another crew to help fold them carefully and return them to the bins starting at 4p.

2) They will also need Volunteers throughout the day to keep an eye on this historic folk art resource, keep it tidy, and answer questions from visitors. GREAT outreach opportunity!

For more on how you can support historic banner see https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corky-2-freedom-journey . Info on the original Corky Freedom Journey: http://orcalab.org/free-corky-campaign/ . Youtube 12-min video must-see: http://youtu.be/NvnPZ1X7xqY

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avatar kyle July 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

stupid waste of time. get out there and make a difference for the animals in the ocean who are suffering from constant pollution, over fishing, hunting, boat strikes and other human caused issues. Corky is taken care of and is lucky not to have to deal with the crisis in the ocean

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avatar Marc Snelling July 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Care about the animals in the ocean, but not the ones in tiny tanks? You sound like a SeaWorld employee. By your logic humans in prison should feel lucky for not having to deal with society.

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avatar Duke Kahanamoku July 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

How about the constant noise pollution these huge mammals in tanks must endure during the nightly fireworks SeaWorld insists on having ?? Are you working to stop that Kyle?

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avatar Lin July 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I love people feel hey have the right to tell other what causes or what they should do while they themselves sit on their asses. Kyle, just what are you doing about the those issues? I also would would think Corky would much rather take her chances in her natural environment rather than be stuck in that tiny tank, performing unnatural tricks everyday for frozen sardines.

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avatar editordude July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

We received this from organizer Martha Sullivan:

Please help display the historic Corky Freedom Banner within view of SeaWorld San Diego, where she is the longest-captive orca, to Launch the Corky 2 Freedom Journey, a renewal of the Corky Freedom bus tour up the West Coast with Corky’s Freedom banner in 1999. Christine Caruso, a kindergarten teacher from Seattle, has secured the huge banner handcrafted of panels contributed worldwide for the original Corky’s Journey for display along this 2014 Corky 2 Freedom Journey.

We will display this banner on the large grassy area between Ingraham Street and Ski Beach Boat Launch, just north of the Entrance to SeaWorld on Vacation Isle, NOT South Shores Boat Launch as originally planned.

We will lay the roughly 5′ wide strips of handmade cloth panels stitched together side by side with a walking path in between for viewing. With 24 plastic bins holding these strips, we NEED VOLUNTEERS to help lay them out starting at 8a, and another crew to help fold them carefully and return them to the bins starting at 4p.

We will also need Volunteers throughout the day to keep an eye on this historic folk art resource, keep it tidy, and answer questions from visitors. GREAT outreach opportunity!

Here are the volunteer shifts for Saturday, Please Reply when you can help:

8a-10a: Set Up — lay out the 24 bins of banner segments in rows, put weights on them, also get the San Diego 10 signs hung on the Big White Sprinter Van.

Any of 10a-Noon, Noon-2p, 2-4p: “Docent” duty — watch over this historic folk art installment, answer questions, keep the banner flat. Help promote the Display near entry to Ski Beach.

4-6p: Carefully pack up the banner segments and return to the 24 bins.

For more on how you can support historic banner seehttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corky-2-freedom-journey . Info on the original Corky Freedom Journey: http://orcalab.org/free-corky-campaign/ . Youtube 12-min video must-see: http://youtu.be/NvnPZ1X7xqY.

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avatar clay andrews July 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Love the passion but Corky will die if she is set free.

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avatar Martha Sullivan July 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thank You, OB Rag!

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avatar Martha Sullivan July 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

As if we can’t care and advocate about BOTH. And seriously, an apex predator needs protection from a nanny corporation? Get real. This is exploitation to the tune of billions of dollars annually, plain and simple.

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avatar Terri Mitchell July 26, 2014 at 7:05 am

This isn’t just a SeaWorld protest … it’s also an opportunity to view a great piece of folk art, created by children from around the world and to celebrate their engagement in life!

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