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Oct 21, 2014/02:00 PM

The People’s Climate March: A Call to Action

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The People’s Climate March: A Call to Action

Simone Cardona recounts the powerful convergence of the People’s Climate March that took place in New York City on September 21st, with more than 300,000 people taking to the streets and more still all around the world.  The loud echo of 400,000 people’s voices flooded the streets of New York and 162 countries on September 21st, 2014. The soles on …


Oct 12, 2014/11:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Three

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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Three

The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through the third and final day. – Day Three – The last day was …


Oct 6, 2014/04:00 PM

Question and Set Yourself Free

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Question and Set Yourself Free

The following post was shared by Khaled Allen, originally entitled “The Question that Will Set You Free” and posted to his blog, Warrior Spirit, on June 17th, 2014. It’s a poignant reminder that action and change begins with the smallest of things. First and foremost, with simply being attentive to our lives and intentional in how we live them. True freedom …


Oct 3, 2014/11:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Two

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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Two

The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through day two. Read Part One here. – Day Two – On the next …


Sep 29, 2014/08:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day One

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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day One

The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through the end of the first full day.  A few weeks ago, I attended …


Sep 15, 2014/05:13 PM

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

This post was submitted by Lyla June Johnston. An amalgam of words, written and sung, Lyla reveals the power and beauty we each possess, just as we are.  Song: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World I remember sitting on the floor of my room with some magazine designed to market products to teenage girls. I eagerly flipped the pages hoping …


Sep 10, 2014/04:38 PM

Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

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Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

With rapid and continued human population growth, we’re faced with many new challenges. Joe Breskin offers a creative, open source solution to concerns around the production and distribution of food, through his unique design for a greenhouse that is not only high in productivity, but energy efficient and low cost. Dahr Jamail reports on Breskin’s greenhouse and newfound issue of …


Aug 27, 2014/04:45 PM

Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

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Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

This past month, Generation Waking Up gathered at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 24 Fellows and facilitators came together from across the country for the eight-day “Thrive Academy,” working to build community, share skills, and dream big about what we can all accomplish in our lives and communities. Over the …


Aug 27, 2014/02:26 PM

We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

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We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

Calling All Community! What are you passionate about? What do you wish you could tell the world? What stories are missing from our cultural conversations that you want to tell? Generation Waking Up is in the process of growing and expanding our blog. We are looking for a cohort of community members who are excited to contribute on a regular …


Aug 27, 2014/02:01 PM

Selected Readings on Michael Brown and Ferguson

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Selected Readings on Michael Brown and Ferguson

People across the United States—and, indeed, the world—have been transfixed over the last three weeks by the goings-on in Ferguson, Missouri. GenUp has a wholehearted commitment to social justice, deep analysis of systems of oppression, and making space for expressions of grief and anger in the face of injustice. Here we’ve highlighted some important discussions and analyses of the situation …