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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 …


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 …