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Monday, October 12, 2009

Local Resilience for All Workshop

Building an Inclusive, Justice-Centered Movement for Regional Self-Reliance

This six-hour workshop, designed by the Catalyst Project (see below), is based on the belief that anti-racism can be a catalyst for building powerful, effective multiracial movements that can create real justice in this country. It is designed to support white social justice activists in building an analysis of white supremacy and white privilege and developing anti-racist/pro-justice organizing skills.
Looking at historical and current institutional racism and how white privilege impacts social justice activist work, the workshop will introduce us to anti-racist organizing principles that we can bring into all of our efforts to build a healthy, sustainable, and just society. We will connect these topics to the challenges and prospects of building a truly inclusive movement for regional self-reliance that's centered in social justice.

WHEN: Saturday, October 17th, 10 am - 4 pm

WHERE: Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland (between Telegraph and Broadway)

COST: $50 - $100 (sliding scale) + $10 local/organic/veggie lunch (optional, but restaurants are sparse near the Hall)


  • SEND A CHECK for the amount you can afford ($50-100 plus $10 for optional lunch), made payable to "Earth Island Institute c/o Bay Localize" with "10/17 Workshop" in the memo line. Address it to: Bay Localize, 436 14th Street, Suite 1127, Oakland, CA 94612


  • REGISTER ONLINE below by making a donation for the amount you can afford ($50-100 plus $10 for optional lunch) AND e-mail us at to let us know you want the donation to cover your workshop tuition.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ghandi the non-violent Warrior!

Ghandi is 140 today and we should listen to his wisdom, inspiration, knowledge and encouragement to ACT!!!

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” ~MG

Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947. So let’s just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi.

Some of my favorites that keep me thinking!
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”