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Aug 9, 2014/11:37 PM

Three Quotes to Let the World be Whole

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Three Quotes to Let the World be Whole

The 2014 summer is coming to an end and with it so is my Summer Fellowship at Generation Waking Up. An enlightening summer it’s been; I’ve had the chance to experience two different GenUp leadership trainings and interact with countless folks living out their deep, social work passions! With a renewed consciousness and fearless drive to make change, I have …


Jul 16, 2014/12:25 PM

Ojai Training – Stepping Toward My Purpose

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Ojai Training – Stepping Toward My Purpose

Over the course of 5 days, from July 25th to 29th, Generation Waking Up held a Leadership Training, by the alluring Ojai Valley in Southern California. Twenty-four people from all over California, Washington, New York, and Florida, including myself and a 6-month young budding baby, were in attendance. The group was composed of such a wide and diverse array of …


Jul 14, 2014/03:07 PM

Home: A Thriving Mission and Where You Fit In

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Home: A Thriving Mission and Where You Fit In

Home is a place to rest your head at night, to ready yourself for the next day. Home is where you can feel safe and comfortable, a place of refuge. It’s where families grow and tend to each other. Shelter is an integral part to our lives and allows us to function properly. It’s disturbing to think that many people …


Jul 9, 2014/02:45 PM

July’s WakeUpdate – and a special invitation!

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July’s WakeUpdate – and a special invitation!

As we mark the midway point of the year, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months! WAKEUPS Over 3,000 people have participated in WakeUps already in 2014! Some of the highlights: California Student Sustainability Coalition—Santa Barbara, California At the CSSC Convergence at …


Jun 3, 2014/12:52 PM

A Summer of Action

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Dad and I after  exhilarating bike ride

Ciaran Murphy here! I’m a San Francisco native and I will be working as a fellow with GenUp over the course of the summer. After finishing my first year at Boston College, I’m riding a post-finals “high” and getting ready for a summer where I can put my passions into action.  GenUp has taken the initiative in going ahead to …


May 19, 2014/06:14 PM

Poetry, Art, and Action: How I landed at GenUp!

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Poetry, Art, and Action: How I landed at GenUp!

Hey, Generation Waking Up Fam! My name is Emily Morenike Carpenter, and I’m here in Oakland with the GenUp Staff team as an intern this summer. I’m really pumped to be able to work with such passionate and driven folks. There are some key moments that come to mind when I think of how I ended up interning her with …


May 15, 2014/02:44 PM

Collective Liberation in Boston

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Collective Liberation in Boston

Last month, Tufts University Peace and Justice Studies department and Office of Intercultural and Social Identities Programs co-sponsored a powerful anti-oppression workshop led by Barbara Jefferson, GenUp’s WakeUp & Training Coordinator. Around 60 Tufts students participated in the workshop, learning about anti-oppression in theory and also sharing their own personal stories. The workshop challenged participants to analyze the structures of power, …


May 14, 2014/08:16 PM

Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

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Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

Generation Waking Up is excited to announce that we are now a fiscally sponsored project of the Earth Island Institute. The Earth Island Institute describes itself as a “non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.” Based in Berkeley, California, Earth Island was founded in 1982 by David Brower to provide …


May 14, 2014/05:45 PM

GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

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GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

This past March, I flew up to the Whidbey Institute on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington for the third annual Thriving Communities Conference. This year’s conference had the theme of health, with an oft-repeated thesis that “When people are healthy, communities thrive.”   GenUp’s mission includes an explicit focus on human thriving, which certainly encompasses physical health. Still, our work doesn’t …


May 14, 2014/05:31 PM

GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

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GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

These are times that are calling the generations to come together! GenUp is thrilled to be partnering with Thrive Bay Area, Impact Hub Oakland, and community partners to sponsor “Wiser Together – Collaborating Across Generations.” This series of intergenerational convenings launched last week and aims to bring together youth, adults, and elders from around Oakland and the Bay Area. The …