so i just recently finished @michaelericdyson’s book “tears we cannot stop” and this quote really struck me so i felt compelled to share! this book is such an important read!! it’s beautifully written and somehow it’s objective whilst also being passionate and personal. it offers a vivid (and wildly accurate) picture of what it’s like to be black in america and it does not shy away from the unpalatable details. it’s eye opening for both white and black alike. i think that everyone should read this for a valuable analysis on racial dynamics in america and how we can work towards a better tomorrow.
sometimes life has bigger plans for us than we think. things always have a reason for happening. fate always has a funny way of presenting itself into our lives. we can’t change fate, but we can work on how we react to it. remember to always live life in a positive way and try to help as much people as you can.
also i’ll try and get a poem or two done this weekend folks! <33 also #tbt to camping :)
Today is the International Day of Peace. The United Nations have dedicated this day each year to the strengthening of the ideals of #peace , both within and among all nations and people. -
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire, inviting all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the day and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public #awareness on #issues related to peace.
The United Nations Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 because they understood that it would not be possible to build a #peaceful world if steps were not taken to achieve economic and social development for all people everywhere, and ensure that their rights were protected. The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including #poverty , #hunger , #health , #education , #climatechange , #gender#equality , #water , #sanitation , #energy , #environment , and social #justice .
Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. Peace will enable a sustainable environment to take shape and a sustainable environment will help #promote peace.
When presented with the truth; we can all make more conscious and educated decisions.
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Yesterday, while scouting potentially flooded factory farms, I came across large dumpsters full of hundreds of baby piglets, some no larger than my hand. Their tiny, lifeless bodies were stacked to the top of multiple dumpsters. Full grown sows were observed in a separate receptacle, rotting in the sun. Shortly after witnessing that carnage, I gained access to a second farm with a dumpster that housed the maggot infested corpse of a large female pig.
Receptacles like these are located on site of every industrial animal agriculture facility to contain bodies until they are picked up by a waste disposal service. This is the routine and standard disposal practice of animals deemed waste products of a violent, oppressive industry.
Many who are unfamiliar with pig farming might be unaware of a particularly haunting practice called “thumping”, a standard method of killing piglets deemed sickly or too small. Their skulls are “thumped," or smashed against the concrete in an attempt to kill them. Many piglets do not die immediately. Undercover footage of this standard industry practice can be found online. Videos reveal piglets convulsing and frantically looking around after being thumped by farm workers.
Most of us have been conditioned to believe the animal products we eat are normal, natural and necessary. However, behind every neatly wrapped package of flesh is a story of immense cruelty to sentient life. These government subsidized, corrupt industries are the leading driver of anthropogenic climate change, sell products that are harmful to human health and callously kill countless animals.
Follow EWB Canada for a list of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030! They go into detail with each one at http://hello2030.ca
Here’s the a list of the SDGs:
1. No poverty
2. Zero hunger
3. Good health and well-being
4. Quality education
5. Gender equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
17. Partnerships for the goals
Reminding yourself of these goals every day will increase your knowledge of sustainable practices which can have a huge impact on your daily life! People who know and understand these SDGs find that their daily routine begins to automatically shift towards that minimal lifestyle without even focusing on doing so. Once you learn more about #sustainability , the actions to incorporate it seem voluntary. It’s amazing knowing such minimal actions in your daily life can make such an impact. Very cool😊
(1/2) When it comes to creating real, tangible, grassroots social change, the health of the team that is working together to make that change is EVERYTHING. The beautiful idea/project/dream that is being brought to life must be kept alive through collaboration and dedication if it is to survive. Like the first flames of a bonfire, the first glimmer of ground-shaking-social-change must be nurtured carefully for it to grow into the raging fire that it wants to be. It is the team’s task to protect the baby-flame, fan it when the time is right, and nudge it lovingly into its full potential.
I’m a member of my neighborhood’s tiny, member run, non-profit food coop and this summer we’ve been hustling to bounce back from challenges that lots of new cooperatives face: debt and disorganization.
Like with so many social change projects, our vision and mission for the coop are powerful and important, and the path forward is uncertain and so far, has been pretty rocky…we fail to do the things we promised. We wonder why so few people show up to meetings, and we miss them ourselves. We answer emails months late. We get annoyed at each other. We burn ourselves, and each other out.
Does this sound familiar?? The ubiquity of challenges like these are the reason that RSC created the Dream Team Mastermind— a space for people working on change-making teams to come together to share ideas, problem solve and get/give support so that their teams can rock out on their mission. (continued in next post)
✏️ by RSC member Jess 🙋🏻♀️ @wildwomanofwongo