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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 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 …


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 …


Aug 27, 2014/12:31 PM

Advice to Allies

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Advice to Allies

This post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer who recently attended GenUp’s Oakland Leadership Training. Eva’s reflection was originally posted on her blog. Several weeks ago, I participated in one of the most meaningful educational experiences of my life—a training facilitated by Generation Waking Up. A very diverse group of 25 young adults spent three whole …


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 9, 2014/02:45 PM

WakeUpdate Summer 2014

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WakeUpdate Summer 2014

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 …