PRINCIPLES

RADICAL ENGAGEMENT

A derivative of “radical acceptance.” Radical engagement builds upon that idea that one accepts the current circumstances, and then find openings or adapt to new strategies for building power to change conditions of the working class. Just as radical acceptance should not to be conflated with pacifism, radical engagement should not be fused with concession.

 

RADICAL IMAGINATION

Visions of an alternative future that seek to construct a different life experience for all earth inhabitants (Khasnabish & Haiven, 2012). These concepts of a different way of being for all, are rooted in a critical analysis of systemic oppression and build upon the deconstruction of internalized shame. 

 

COLLECTIVE SELF-DETERMINATION

The ability for all people to build, self-organize and engage in acts of self-liberation while removing barriers and oppressive systems which impede upon mutual aid practices (Thomas, 2013). In other words, the idea that people have the ability and agency to self-organize, self-define and collectively build a more just world without hurting others. Collective self-determination directly challenges the neoliberal, colonial, and imperial ideology that some groups must suffer for others to thrive.

 

 

REFERENCES

Khasnabish, A., & Haiven, M. (2012). Convoking the Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 12(5), 408-421.

 

Thomas, P. (2013). Hegemony, passive revolution and the modern Prince. Thesis Eleven, 117(1), 20-39.

VALUES

 

 

Re-member your inner artist today and let it speak. It is a peaceful being that resides in you that can take all the seeds of all your emotions and create something new for you. A new garden designed by your wise mind for new contemplations. Call your bones to wake & create.

 

 

Everybody's got a right to live.
Open The Borders.

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.

When you lift from the bottom everybody rises.

A people's debt jubilee is the way forward. 

Special thanks to friends and family that continue to support + inspire.

Also sending love to all of the artists, organizers and  educators that have challenged us to go deeper + explore what else is possible.