- Make a conscious decision about when and where you’ll get news — and what you’ll do afterwards.
- Get together with people face-to-face to support each other and make sure we stay in motion.
- Pray, meditate, or reflect on those you know who are being impacted by oppressive policies, and extend that love to all who may be suffering.
- Read, listen to, or share a story about how others have resisted injustice.
- Be aware of yourself as one who creates — to counteract passivity and a belief that we do not help shape the world.
- Take a conscious break from social media.
- Commit to sharing with others what’s helping you.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Some organizing principles
350.org has sent around the following starting points for activism. I think that they will help people find a place and get started and avoid burnout, but I also think that organizing is part science and part art and that being rooted in the people and in the working-class, knowing how to listen and how to agitate and always brining a crowd along are some other fundamentals. Here is the 350.org list: