David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing of the American Museum of Natural History

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For the third action, we occupied the David H. Koch Dinosaur wing of the American Museum of Natural History— donning dinosaur masks and giving guided tours through the bones of T-Rex and friends about the potential menaces of philanthropy. We gave a full overview of all the philanthropic activities of the Koch dynasty including the funding the Tea Party, right-wing think tanks, numerous anti-climate change initiatives. We told a story of the history of the ferocious Koch-asauras, rooted in the anti-communism paranoia and the racist underpinnings of the John Birch Society. A medium channeled the voices of dinosaurs past while doing an interpretive dance with a crystal ball. We did a mass dinosaur die-in followed by a discussion of what alternative models of philanthropy might look like.