How do we truly end systemic racism, stop climate change, heal our school systems, upend global poverty, or alleviate the unnecessary suffering of non-human animals? For Margaret Wheatley, the answer is emergence.
Paula Cardoso, advogada da Mercy For Animals no Brasil, conta sobre sua experiência no retiro. "Minha caminhada pessoal no universo da meditação não é nova, mas definitivamente o que estava sendo proposto ali era algo que eu nunca havia vivenciado. Um espaço de profundo acolhimento propiciado a nós, ativistas da causa animal."
Lorena Mucke (Educated Choices Program) comparte sobre su experiencia en el retiro. "El ámbito social en el que vivimos y la causa a la que nos dedicamos (la cual nos expone a mucho sufrimiento) afectan a nuestro estado emocional y físico; por lo tanto, nuestro estilo de vida determina nuestro bienestar y nuestra felicidad. El retiro nos proveyó con un espacio para encontrar la paz interior, lejos del ajetreo de la vida cotidiana."
Molly Tamulevich (Attorneys for Animals) shares about her experience at the retreat. "Attending this retreat with so many other activists from all over the world was a humbling and inspiring experience. On one hand, learning to stay in the present moment and focus has prepared me for work in hostile environments where I often feel isolated in my commitment to animal welfare. On the other hand, cultivating this detachment and independence in the presence of so many kind, driven and likeminded people left me energized and full of purpose."
Supporting the microgrant model. We chose to invest in grassroots work and now we know that a small grant placed in the right hands can have tremendous impact.
Like many of us, Miracle Adesina watched the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the lens of social media. As a healthcare professional, what he saw coming through his social feeds gave him great cause for concern. Part of the problem, Miracle felt, was that critical health messages were not available in many of the 70+ indigenous languages throughout Africa. The Pollination Project supported Miracle’s translation project with a seed grant.
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TPP changemakers have the ability to pivot and prioritize the immediate need of their communities, families, and the world. This week’s grantees have all stepped forward to ensure their neighbors are safe and have access to vital resources during the COVID-19 crisis. These grantees have either created a new [...]
TPP grantees are attached to the fundamentals that will grow their communities and nourish the qualities that need to emerge within every individual. They implement social sustainability by honoring the planet, expanding access to technical resources, promoting authentic expression and preserving peoples livelihoods. Every project below helps remove suppressed [...]
TPP grantees demonstrate and capture the beauty of placing matters into the hands of the community and how to reconfigure present and future moments with the resources and opportunities that currently exist. Taking charge of the current moment is how to create future possibilities. No action, word or emotion [...]