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Jun 3, 2014/12:52 PM

A Summer of Action

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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, 2014/04:49 PM

Helping to Create a Fossil Free World

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Helping to Create a Fossil Free World

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” That’s the tagline of Fossil Free, an umbrella organization supporting campaigns the world over to remove investment money from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. One of GenUp’s featured Action Campaigns, the movement to divest from fossil fuels has been growing domestically and internationally over the past two years. Last month, GenUp …


Apr 15, 2014/10:40 AM

Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

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Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

It’s that season when new and exciting things are happening! At GenUp, we’re thrilled to be launching our brand new Thrive Fellows program, a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a diverse cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. The program will launch in mid-August with the weeklong Thrive Academy …


Feb 19, 2014/07:10 PM

Announcing our 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings

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Generation Waking Up is thrilled to announce seven different leadership trainings across the US in 2014. These trainings are a wonderful opportunity for students, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, organizers and young leaders who are committed to transforming our world at the intersection of social justice, environmental sustainability, and human thriving. 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings: Boston, MA — April 11-13 Santa …


Feb 19, 2014/07:08 AM

GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

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GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

Last week, we hosted 2014’s first GenUp Community Call. It was a wonderful gift to connect with veteran and brand-new community members alike! On the call, we celebrated the successes of 2013, including seven leadership trainings, nearly 100 WakeUps, and 4000+ individuals reached, at high schools, universities, and conferences. We created a new GenUp promotional video, expanded our school offerings, …


Dec 18, 2013/01:17 PM

Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

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Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

The new year and spring semester are almost here and Generation Waking Up is excited to jump-start student engagement on a campus near you! Help us ignite the next generation by hosting a GenUp program at your college, university, high school, or community organization. You can also forward this information to schools, teachers, and students to help spread the word. …


Oct 31, 2013/04:38 PM

Resilience: Local Movements for a Thriving, Just, Sustainable World

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What do solar panels, paper money, and vegetable gardens have in common? Resilience! Geneneration Waking Up is honored to be a member of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory (TRCC), which defines itself as “an action metanetwork dedicated to local communities where we all want to live.” The TRCC is diverse—member organizations range from Bay Localize and the Post-Carbon Institute to …