"the Center for Family Life in Brooklyn, New York, created a comprehensive set of co-op startup guides. The guides cover internal management like committees and community building, office tools, legal tips, finance and fundraising information, and even information on the best ways co-ops can publicize themselves and find their audience. "
The Center for Family Life launches co-op startup guides https://www.shareable.net/the-center-for-family-life-launches-co-op-startup-guides/
My grandma told me that although her mom was Geechee and her dad was Seminole, the world told them they were just black so that's how they moved. There's so much that's lost because of white supremacy. Whenever I think about it, I think about all the languages and culture they carried that disappeared with that generation. It fills me with so much loss.
"What if this climate crisis is a reflection of widespread and unresolved complex cultural traumatic stress? A visceral disconnection with the landscape of the body and the greater Earth body. A severed critical attachment with our more-than-human community. An intergenerational moral injury of colossal implications. A looped pattern of shared disembodied dissociation."
"The trauma of western culture and the crisis of climate change"
Mutual aid; climate disaster
The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People - Shareable
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a quiet revolution has been percolating on the island of Puerto Rico. What began as an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate goal to restore
The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People https://www.shareable.net/the-response-how-puerto-ricans-are-restoring-power-to-the-people/
@softgirlsmatter fuck... 😂
“We’ve given our power over to an entity that doesn’t deserve our power,” she added, referencing the modern corporate industrial system. “We must take back that empowerment of self. We must take back our own health care. We must take back our own food. We must take back our families. We must take back our environment. Because you see what’s happening. We gave the power to an entity, and the entity is destroying our world around us.”
"I tell people that our first act of sovereignty is planting food,” Allard said. “Our first act is taking care of self. So no matter what we do, if we’re not taking care of self, we’ve already failed.”
Excellent article put out by Global Justice Now about the white saviour complex surrounding how people have reacted to the destruction of the amazon.
"It is this implication, that the Amazon rainforest is somehow the collective property of everyone, which reveals a startling colonial tendency in responses to climate crisis. In these narratives, indigenous communities are either erased, represented without agency, or as essentialised guardians of the forest."
So im looking to write up a short guide for people wanting to live a more solarpunk life whilst living in city apartments (so very limited access to garden/green spaces)
I'd really appreciate ideas or things people have already done.
And I'm trying to avoid "buy an x" recommendations
I think I need a solid day to get the swing of things but so far I don't get instances. Can someone explain! Why have different accounts for different instances? #help
re: Resources on African Spirituality
@Mwenyi Lovely list! Dunno if you're interested, but I thought of it because I saw ifa, palo, Santeria, and voudou--
There are a couple of books I love on rootwork/ hoodoo/conjure (which is an AfAm derivative, similar to voudou, Santeria, etc.):
Old Style Conjure by Starr Casas
Working Conjure by Hoodoo Send Moise
It's how my practice is mostly based, also coming from a heavily Christian family (southern baptists tho)
time anxiety, pop psychology, tips
“Here are three steps you can take to reduce time anxiety while still finding meaning in your day-to-day life:
Define what “time well spent” means to you: sit down, and think about what really makes you happy and gets you in the flow, without overthinking about how feasible the final outcome would be. Just think of your output and how it makes you feel to work on producing it.
Resources on African Spirituality.
Here's a thread with things which you may find helpful to understand African Spirituality. This is not an exhaustive list. It may be skewed towards Southern Africa due to my own inclinations.
I'm just sharing what helped me along the way in the last 15 years. Feel free to add more
Hi my name's bb (bee-b) or just bee. I'm looking forward to building community and learning. With that being said, please don't ask me if that's my real name or give unsolicited advice. My two main requests.
Everything I do and am revolves around decolonization, community, and reproductive justice. I'm a midwife to be, rootworker, and lesbian. There are other things but that's mainly it.
What upsets me about the #sustainableliving movement is how dominated it is by white and upper class people.
Climate Struggle means supporting Indigineous Struggle
" Indigenous people are post-apocalyptic. In some cases, we have undergone several apocalypses. For my community alone, it was the destruction of the buffalo herds, the destruction of our animal relatives on the land, the destruction of our animal nations in the nineteenth century, of our river homelands in the twentieth century. I don’t want to universalize that experience; it was very unique to us as nations. But if there is something you can learn from #Indigenous people, it’s what it’s like to live in a post-apocalyptic society."
Traditions and experiences of indigenous struggle can help us comprehend what it means to live in post-apocalyptic times. It also brings home that #ClimateJustice must go hand in hand with #decolonization
The destruction of the planet is intimately tied with colonialist settler states and their structures.
midwife to be. rootworker. fae child.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.