by Angela Robins
Hello fellow Jumbos!
I graduated in 2009 and am currently living in western Massachusetts. When the pandemic hit, I was furloughed from my job and suddenly had lots of free time and unemployment income. I’m grateful that I got connected to the amazing network and org, Resource Generation. There’s a western Mass chapter, and also a Boston one (in addition to other ones nationally). I highly recommend you check it out – if, like me, you’re wanting to find ways to make meaning in a moment where it’s easy to feel helpless, you have class and/or wealth privilege, and you crave for a world with an equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.Resource Generation (RG) is organizing 4 virtual workshops that will be a great intro to the more formal sessions members usually do in person and over a longer period of time. Below is the description, and please reach out if you have any questions or want to connect with other folks in the network.
Resource Generation Digital Praxis – May 2020
As we face all the health crisis brought on by COVID-19, we also witness the ways its impact is deeply shaped by our system of racial and economic oppression. Those of us who have stable incomes that provide us with more than we need to live on, or who have inherited wealth from family may be reckoning with our own privilege in new ways or for the first time.
We believe that young people with access to wealth or class privilege have a responsibility to move into deeper solidarity with those hit hardest by this crisis and to understand where our own personal stories fit in the social and political context of our world.
Join folks with Resource Generation for a 4-week long dive into our personal and collective stories and to escalating our commitments to solidarity across class. We call this kind of work at the intersection of theory and action Praxis. The tradition of “praxis” comes from the Global South and has been used throughout turtle island including strongly by Black feminist organizers.
From May 21-June 11, we’ll meet every Thursday from 6-8 pm EST for 4 weeks: Sign up to participate here!
Praxis is the intersection of theory and action. The tradition of “praxis” comes from the Global South and has been used throughout turtle island including strongly by Black feminist organizers. This praxis group will be a 4-week long dive into our personal and collective stories and to escalating our commitments to solidarity across class.
Sessions will include:
- Classism 101 & Money Stories
- Racial Justice in the time of COVID
- Creating a Giving & Action Plan
- Naming Our Commitments
We ask that participants commit to attending all 4 sessions, which will be Thursdays from 6-8pm ET/3-5pm PT from May 21-June 11.