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Quotes

"People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values."
Grace Lee Boggs
"The greatest challenge of the day is: How to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us."
Dorothy Day
"Rebellions tend to be negative, to denounce and expose the enemy without providing a positive vision of a new future...A revolution is not just for the purpose of correcting past injustices, a revolution involves a projection of man/woman into the future...It begins with projecting the notion of a more human human being, i.e. a human being who is more advanced in the specific qualities which only human beings have - creativity, consciousness and self-consciousness, a sense of political and social responsibility."
Grace Lee Boggs

Narratives

Storming the Dept. of the Interior
Joan Gregory

When you’re faced with a daunting challenge, fear is a natural response. But when you face that fear, it puts you on a powerful growth edge that can push you to new levels which you’d never have expected.When you have done things the same way all your...

Personal Transformation

P E R S O N A L   T R A N S F O R M A T I O N  

Personal Transformation is the process in which we confront our fears as individuals  and as communities that may hinder us on our journey in becoming powerful agents of change.

 

S E L F - P U R I F I C A T I O N

As referred to by Martin Luther King, Jr., this is a most vital step by which we acknowledge internally that personal sacrifices are necessary for the sake of progress

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P A R A D I G M   S H I F T  

Envisioning a just and healhty future does not include a cleaner & greener version of the unjust socio-economic system that is currently in place

 I N E X P E R I E N C E  

The first to becoming a powerful agent of change is refuting the notion that only trained and experienced organizers can harness and foster collective power in a community
 

  S P I R I T U A L   E L E M E N T  

We are talking about radical shifts in both our values and consciousness and of reclaiming our humanity -- which will take feeding our souls through the dark nights


 

S O C I A L  M O V E M E N T  H I S T O R Y  

While our solutions must reflect the needs of today, there is much to learn from past social movement about sustained resistance in creating effective change


C O R E  P R I N C I P L E S  

PeaceUp's set of Core Principles express our community's shared beliefs and values, that connect us the group to the spirit by which it was originally founded

 

Resources

Indigenous Philosophy & Politics (Bold School #3)
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SOME SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING (INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS)Alfred, T. 2009. Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto. Toronto: Oxford University Press.Angayuqaq Kawagley, O. 2009. “A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit...

De-Growth Resources (Bold School #3)
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Post Carbon Institutehttp://www.postcarbon.org/about/Deconstructing the myths of the food industry in 6 minuteshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk&feature=player_embeddedDocumentary Surviving Progresshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail
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When he was jailed in Birmingham for a non-violent protest against segregation, he wrote an open letter explaining why the movement needed to escalate its efforts. Although this letter was written with respect to the civil rights movements, the lessons...