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Time Traveling to April 2023


Intersectional Environmentalist’s

Consider starting with Radically Imagining a Better Future: The Joy Report team takes a moment to invite you all to radically imagine a better future with us, because doing so might be the exact antidote we need right now. “As an organization, Intersectional Environmentalist is working on being the change we hope to see, by contributing to the larger movement of individuals radically imagining a better future. We want to hold space for art, joy, rest, and community, and invite anyone interested in joining us, to do so.” - @kiana.kaz


I had the privilege of hearing Shane Gero speak about sperm whale cultures at this year's Bioneers. The video isn't available yet, but you can check out his 2017 TEDx talk. Humans are not the only beings with cultures, and Shane argues that we must expand our definition of biodiversity beyond genetic diversity and total population numbers to include cultural diversity as well.


Mike Davis, California’s ‘prophet of doom’, on activism in a dying world: ‘Despair is useless’  His warnings of ecological and social breakdown have proved accurate. But prior to his passing in October 2022, he remained hopeful.





The Slow Factory is offering an Open Edu climate education series in human rights, climate justice, and collective liberation.



Julia Frodahl's extraordinary compassion immersion program integrates Buddhist teachings, Western psychology, and neuroscience to ground us in practices of self-love and loving kindness for all, radically reshaping our relationships with ourselves and the broader world. You can see my video testimonial here, at the 2:27 mark.




A (somewhat academic) introduction to deep adaptation by Jem Bendell, in which he introduces the four Rs of deep adaptation:

1) Resilience: what do we most value that we want to keep and how?

2) Relinquishment: what do we need to let go of so as not to make matters worse?

3) Restoration: what could we bring back to help us with these difficult times?

4) Reconciliation: with what and whom shall we make peace as we awaken to our mutual mortality.




No More Police

A Case for Abolition

Mariame Kaba & Andrea J. Ritchie

 

"In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.” 

– The New Press


Purchase from Bookshop.org to support your local bookshop or read on Libby!



Three People To Get To Know


Mariame Kaba

Mariame is an organizer, educator and curator. Her work focuses on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice, and supporting youth leadership development.


Genesis Butler

Genesis is a fifteen-year-old Afro-lndigenous animal rights, climate, and environmental activist. She is the founder of Youth Climate Save, a global youth-led organization addressing the links between animal agriculture and climate change.


Aja Barber

Aja is author of Consumed: On Colonization, Climate Change, Consumerism & The Need For Collective Change and a contributing editor at Elle UK.


Until Next Time


The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you're worrying about whether you're hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you're showing up, that you're here and that you're finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that. That is what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world.


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