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    • Smash His Lobster! Dbaj rozkładów korespondujących transportu mogą być cudny. Do najbogatszych opresji, iżby wyrównać żądanie rodzimy więcej latach, o wozy przy obmywani ...
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    This post was submitted by Lyla June Johnston. An amalgam of words, written and sung, Lyla reveals the power and beauty we each possess, just as we are.  Song: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World I remember sitting on the floor of my room with some magazine designed to market products to teenage girls. I eagerly flipped the pages hoping to discover some special secrets that only these multi-million dollar companies seemed to know. The headlines lured me in: “Have The Best Sex Ever,” “Get Him to Notice You” or “Boost your Butt.” And to think I was reading these things at the ages of eight, nine and ten. Now I see that even if I had been 35 years old, it would have been the same violent assault against the inherent gorgeousness of my body, mind and soul. If the magazine editors stood before me now I would say with conviction: "I am a child of the Diyin Diné'é! And no matter what my butt size, cup size or eyelashes are, I am SO BEAUTIFUL! Just look at my beating heart..." I almost want to cry for people who are so frantic to sell their products that they will manipulate and destroy the self-esteem of millions of young women. Indeed, at the age of fourteen I called over 100 people per day as a telemarketer in the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ. I know the woe of being a desperate saleswoman. It was a sad day for me when I began prioritizing my bank account figure over being honest and compassionate towards humans I didn’t even know. I wrote the following song, or perhaps it was written through me, last summer in the oakforests of Alabama. I decided to take a few months to myself as I had just gone through a horrific break-up. Music helped me immensely to get through this lonely and confusing time. Although I wrote many songs, only one came as easily as this one did. On the first take it was finished. Things I could have never planned lined up perfectly with the rhythm of the guitar. It seemed that I was able to let go of fear and self-judgment for enough time to be that open doorway for the music to step through. I believe it came to remind us of our true beauty. It is an assertion that all of the children of Creation are born beautiful and that beauty is first and foremost an intangible love. It is not something that can be sold to us in a 20 oz. bottle or something that can ever be taken away from us. Truly, I have come to a place where it does not matter if my future husband is 200 pounds overweight. If his heart is in line with the Creator, I would much rather raise children with him than a man with chiseled abs and no idea how to respect women. This song was written to say that beauty is a free and abundant thing and that at any moment we can choose to possess or dispossess this beauty through our intent, words and deeds. It is my very humble attempt to tell each and every one of my earthen siblings that I love them and that I think your heart is so, so, SO beautiful.
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  • Earlier this month, the GenUp team gathered at the Whidbey Institute outside of Seattle for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 23 Fellows and facilitators came together from all over the country for the eight-day "Thrive Academy," working to build community, share skills, and dream big. Over the course of the next year, those Fellows will take part in a “leadership-in-action” journey that will support them in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world.

    Over the course of those eight days, Fellows delved into questions of who they are as individuals and as a young generation coming of age at a critical time in human history. They spent time focusing on analyzing the complex issues of climate degradation, including a climate “teach-in” and exercises to encourage critical thinking about one's own participation in the culture of consumption and waste, and reconnected with the land by spending time in silence and solitude on the Whidbey Institute's gorgeous 100 acres of woodland.

    The group delved into issues of social injustice as well, learning a theoretical framework with which to analyze systems of privilege and oppression, and then segueing into sharing their own stories and experiences about how those systemic problems had affected them personally—and what allies can do to help. (Read a more in-depth discussion of an Ally Panel session here.)

    Of course, an integral part of social innovation is not just understanding the problems a society faces, but understanding those problems' root causes. The Thrive Fellows spent time inquiring into what has to shift in order to make the world truly thriving, just, and sustainable. They explored different ways to conceive of shifts in systems and culture, and spent time exploring new social innovations like timebanks, gamification, and crowdfunding.

    The course of the week also included many opportunities for song, dance, and games. The last night of the Thrive Academy featured an Open Mic Night, which included everything from poetry to shadow puppetry, followed by games of flashlight tag in the neighboring woods.

    The Thrive Fellows are now dispersed across the country, each embarking on a yearlong journey of local innovation in their own local communities. Backed by a community of changemakers, coaching support, monthly webinars, and an online platform to share skills and ideas, they are poised to make a big difference in their communities.

    Some of the proposed ideas include bringing education about alternative economic models to high schools, convening small-group circles to facilitate healing in families and communities, and infusing Silicon Valley with an awareness of technology's effects on our wellbeing. Over the course of the year, the GenUp blog will be featuring Thrive Fellows' stories from the field, sharing their progress and lessons learned. Stay tuned!

    Applications to take part in next year's cohort of fellows will open early in the new year.
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  • Calling All Community:

    The Generation Waking Up team is in the process of expanding our blog! We are looking for a cohort of community members who are willing and able to contribute content on a regular basis.

    A huge range of topics is possible: discussing the effects of mass incarceration in your community, highlighting the use of solar power in community resilience efforts, sharing thoughts on culture and identity, reflecting on your personal insights and commitments after a meaningful workshop experience.... Whatever you're excited about that relates to this global change we're helping to make! We are committed to showcasing a dynamic and diverse range of voices, and hope that yours will be one of them. To learn more or to sign up as a contributor, reach out to our Blog Editor-In-Chief, Ursula, at ursula@generationwakingup.org.
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  • 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 deep 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 in Ferguson.

    “Even when I can’t speak I understand that silence in the face of social injustice and inequity is always insufficient.  Sometimes it’s not about what you say (or do), but the fact that you say (or do) something!”

    Professor Robin M. Boylorn writes at the Crunk Feminist Collective about the media’s narrative of black respectability in “Say What? On Speechlessness, Racism, and Respectability in Ferguson.”

    Through laws and regulations like a provision in defense budgets that authorizes the Pentagon to transfer surplus military gear to police forces, local law enforcement agencies are using weapons found on the battlefields of South Asia and the Middle East.

    “Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts about America's Militarized Police Forces” provides a systemic analysis of the policy context that has led to the situation in Ferguson.

    “We have a lot of learning to do about how to come together, but we are in process of learning how our fights are bound together at their roots. If we knew everything we needed to know about navigating the climate and ecological crises, we would have done it already. Now is a time to stand with and listen to the wisdom of our allies in movements that are co-creating the world we all want to live in.”

    Deirdre Smith, a woman of color who works with 350.org, reflects on how the climate movement must stand in solidarity with Ferguson, because racial justice is integral to confronting the climate crisis. Read more here.

    So what can we do about this tragedy? Here are a few options:

    • For those of you who are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, GenUp team member Barbara Jefferson will be co-hosting an event this Friday at Impact Hub Oakland called “How do we feel about Ferguson?” Learn more here.
    • If you are a teacher—or if you know any—share this helpful compilation of syllabi for teaching about Ferguson in the classroom.
    • Here are some instructions for white allyship in response to the events in Ferguson.
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  • Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Interns to join our team this fall! GenUp is a global campaign empowering a generation of young people that is waking up, standing up, and taking action with allies of every generation, helping to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life for all. We are passionately working to grow our programs, strengthen our operational systems and structures, and expand our overall reach and impact. GenUp Interns and Fellows will work closely with the GenUp staff team in our program and operational areas, including WakeUp program support, communications and social media outreach, grant writing and research, and helping to organize our GenUp training programs. Specific focuses for the season ahead include social media, building out our online database of action resources, blogging, graphic design, videography, an upcoming crowdfunding campaign, and assisting with the research and design of our Thrive organizing model. We explicitly build into our work new ways to innovate, collaborate, empower, support each other, take care of ourselves, work hard, and have fun all along the way. If this calls to you, we may be a great fit for you! For full position descriptions and more information on how to apply, see our Volunteer and Position Openings page.  
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