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Nov 19, 2014/04:24 PM

Dismantling Racism in our Movements: Collective Liberation Resources

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Dismantling Racism in our Movements: Collective Liberation Resources

A founding principle and ongoing effort of GenUp’s work is to help foster holistic and intersectional social movements: ones that focus not only on one issue, but are dedicated to collective liberation, understanding that all of the issues and oppressions we face are tied together. We need to tackle them all if we’re going to make any meaningful change. It …


Nov 19, 2014/04:20 PM

WakeUpdate: Fall 2014

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WakeUpdate: Fall 2014

As we begin to near the year’s end, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. So far in 2014, over 4,300 people have participated in WakeUps! Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months: HOBY Leadership Academy—Asheville, North Carolina Danielle Williams and David Weber co-facilitated a WakeUp for 50 young …


Nov 19, 2014/04:13 PM

Our First One-Day WakeUp Facilitator Training

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Our First One-Day WakeUp Facilitator Training

In the past year, the curriculum for Generation Waking Up’s trainings has evolved significantly. Where the trainings used to focus primarily on WakeUp facilitation, they now focus more broadly on leadership development as a whole. That shift has been a great success, but it’s also left a gap in our work: those in our community who are excited about hosting …


Nov 18, 2014/04:00 AM

Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece

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Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece

As a painter, the idea of a body as a paintbrush is poignant. The following post and motif resonated deeply with me, as a (not so) gentle reminder of the way in which we can get hung up and disconnected from our full potential and ability to be a loving force in the world. Written by Bestselling Author Glennon Melton, …


Nov 17, 2014/08:44 PM

Introducing Myself to GenUp: Elina

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Introducing Myself to GenUp: Elina

Hello to everyone part of the Generation Waking Up community! My name is Elina and I’ve joined GenUp as an intern. Currently, I am a senior at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey and I’m excited to start learning about the work that everyone is doing! I’ve been interested in the environment and ways to improve our relationship to it …


Nov 4, 2014/11:22 AM

ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum

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ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum

It’s been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to announce that the ReGeneration campaign is launching today! After years of successful workshops and leadership trainings, Generation Waking Up is creating an innovative high school curriculum to support teachers in taking the power of our work into classrooms everywhere. Today marks the start of our largest crowdfunding campaign ever …


Oct 31, 2014/04:00 PM

Power Up: The People’s Climate March

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Power Up: The People’s Climate March

Lyla Johnston recounts her experience of the People’s Climate March, held September 21st in New York City, where more than 300,000 people took to the streets and more still around the world.   Well, what can I say? I can only recall the exuberant declaration made by Dr. King in his last public speech: “Somethin’ is happenin’ in our world!!” …


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 …