"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘community activism’

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Community

30 March 2020

Make art about the changing nature of community in these times. 

community

 

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Together

23 March 2020

Even though we’re social distancing, we’re not alone. People everywhere are showing so much imagination and commitment to reaching out across the imposed distance.  

Make art about coming together, about the strength we have when we come together, about how much more is possible we come together. 

coming together

Daily Prompt Love <3 Fighting Back

16 July 2019 

Make art about or that fights back against racism. 

Want to learn what white people can do, using that privilege, to fight racism? Check out Derrick Clifton’s article at Everyday Feminism

“10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism”

racism

Daily Prompt Love <3 Bread, God

11 July 2019 

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Make art about hunger. 

hunger

Image by billy cedeno from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Defending the Weak

8 July 2019

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” -Psalm 82: 3-4

Make art about taking action to protect and defend the weak and oppressed.

protect the weak

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Failing to Care

23 June 2019 

Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering! Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!–Psalm 82:3-4 

Make art about our failure to care for those who need us most. 

immigrant child

Image by Aamir Mohd Khan from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Not So Blind After All

9 June 2019 

Make art about injustice, about the flaws in our justice system, about a moment of fighting injustice. 

injustice

Daily Prompt Love <3 Underground

3 June 2019 

Make art about the underground, about what’s underground, about being underground, about underground action, societies, or resistance.

underground

Monday Must Read! Undoing the Silence

LOVE this book. 

Undoing the Silence offers guidance to help both citizens and professionals influence democratic process through letters, articles, reports and public testimony.
Undoing the Silence
Louise Dunlap, PhD, began her career as an activist writing instructor during the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s. She learned that listening and gaining a feel for audience are just as important to social transformation as the outspoken words of student leaders atop police cars. “Free speech is a first step, but real communication matches speech with listening and understanding. That is when thinking shifts and change happens.” Dunlap felt compelled to go where the silences were deepest because her work aimed not just at teaching but also at healing both individual voices and an ailing collective voice. Her tales of those adventures and what she knows about the culture of silence — how gender, race, education, class, and family work to quiet dissent — are interwoven with practical methods for people to put their most challenging ideas into words. Louise Dunlap gives writing workshops around the country for universities and social justice, environmental, and peace organizations that help reluctant writers get past their internal censors to find their powerful voice. Her insight strengthens strategic thinking and her “You can do it!” approach makes social-action writing achievable for everyone.

What Does Peace Mean To You? Share it with us on PEACE VINES!

What Does Peace Mean To You?

I’ve posted recently about a new project about which I’m very excited: the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing For Peace, a local outreach of the national organization Writing For Peace.

Our first official chapter project is underway! But we need your help! 

Submission Guidelines for Peace Vines

In many conversations about Writing for Peace, we’ve learned that people limit their definition of the word peace to its association with war. The many beautiful and varied ways we can define peace, as individuals or in the many groups, cultures, etc., to which we belong, too often get lost in the shadow of war versus peace. So we want to hear from as many people as possible, discussing what peace means to them personally.

Being curated by Brigid Hokana, Peace Vines will be a Youtube Channel featuring these short videos, with the hope of opening up the discussion of what peace can mean, and why it matters so much to all of us.

If you’re interested in submitting a video for inclusion in Peace Vines, please visit our Current Projects Page for submission details. 

We can’t wait to hear from you. Peace. 

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