Saturday, February 11, 2017

Some organizing principles 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 list:

  1. Make a conscious decision about when and where you’ll get news — and what you’ll do afterwards.
  2. Get together with people face-to-face to support each other and make sure we stay in motion. 
  3. 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.
  4. Read, listen to, or share a story about how others have resisted injustice.
  5. Be aware of yourself as one who creates — to counteract passivity and a belief that we do not help shape the world.
  6. Take a conscious break from social media.
  7. Commit to sharing with others what’s helping you.

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