The R.I.P. Affinity Group emerged as a way to mourn the loss of species diversity in this 6th great extinction we are living through. We invite you to join us in building a paper mache tombstone of an extinct animal of your choice (link here) that will be used in direct actions related to the climate crisis.

RVSP to (kimzxr at

The vision is to create media-worthy instant graveyards at strategic locations (blockades, street theater) within other actions. We have lost 50% of the world’s species in the last 40 years. The more tombstones we make the more visible the magnitude of this loss becomes.

We will have some tombstones already constructed if you want to just paper mache one. Or, we’ll have cardboard and materials to build from scratch.

At our next art build we will be painting.

Here’s the nitty gritty:

  • We’ll be working from 12:00 - 5:00pm. Come whenever you can for however long you can. 2 hours is recommended.

  • Address: 5809 Ayala Ave in north Oakland. Come to the garden to the left of the house. We will be working outside (Weather permitting. If it’s raining we will have to cancel). There will be indoor space with heat and snacks :)

  • Teens and young adults welcome, otherwise there is no childcare available (unless someone wants to volunteer!)