Archive | April, 2013

Organizations Like Bamboo: Part 2

In the second part of Organizations Like Bamboo: Resilience in Colombia Andrew Willis Garcés discusses training and resourcing and shares some prompts for reflection.  TRAINING TO MULTIPLY Some psicosocial practitioners see themselves as “popular therapists,” inspired by popular education, and focus especially on multiplying to scale the number of people that can be trained as lay practitioners […]

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Organizations Like Bamboo: Resilience in Colombia

  Andrew Willis Garcés, US activist educator, shares insights from Colombian human rights defense.  The conversation on care in US social movements has had me thinking about how we draw lines around what is and is not considered “movement,” or “care,” or “practice.” My own perspective around this was expanded through interactions with Colombian activists […]

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Demystifying Panic

  Helen Cox shares tips for managing panic attacks. Sometimes in life, and most definitely in campaigning and social activism, things can get a little bit hectic and stress can creep in where its is most definitely not needed! For some people, symptoms of stress can appear very quickly and quite unexpectedly in the form […]

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Activist Stories: Shasha

  Helen Cox interviews Shasha Ali, women’s rights activist and advocate for communities of colour. The world is a mess and we need to keep ourselves sane, sharp and put in more effort in loving our bodies and selves to keep doing what we do. Perhaps you could talk a bit about the kind of […]

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Our Hearts in Transition

  Holly Hammond reviews The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins – with emphasis on its insights around the emotional and psychological impact of climate change and peak oil. What would working to change the world be like if it made more room for the ‘heart’? How do we communicate challenging information to people in ways […]

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