“People act in ways that resist, and undermine, and work around, and transcend the prison-industrial complex all the time in really genius, amazing ways. But like Lisa Marie was saying, sometimes that kind of stuff isn’t politicized and then I think it’s really easy to lose hope and I think it’s easy to not recognize, lift up, share, and inspire each other with the work that we are doing on the ground.”
micha cárdenas in collaboration with workshop participants in the “Movements that Keep Us Safe” workshop at AMC2013 How do we find the movements that make our communities safe, that make us … Continue reading
Check out these the gorgeous GEMS OF CHANGE POSTERS by Community United Against Violence!
1) Pendulum Of Approaches 2) Butterfly Of Self-Determination 3) Spiral Of Wellness 4) Box of False Promises
“when my long term partner became an illicit drug user I worked really hard to find ways of supporting him within our relationship but it was really complicated…”
“if you are serious about anti-oppression/liberation work you gotta let go of your ego and learn to apologize. this work isn’t about you knowing all the answers or spitting out facts to cover up fucked behavior, this work when done right kicks our egos ass to make room for learning and listening.”
“transformative justice sometimes could really use some ritual and some prayer. We could actually really stand to get the gods on our side—we could really stand to do some medicine work”