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Berta Vive!

“A 1 AÑO DE SU SIEMBRA: BERTA VIVE, COPINH SIGUE” Recordando hoy la demostración el año pasado, frente a la embajada de Honduras en Londres. Después de un par de horas afuera de la embajada, el embajador salió de su oficina (al terminar la jornada labiral), y se encontró con nosotrxs. Junto a Ana Mirian Romero … Continue reading

You who laugh without shame

“y tu que te ries sin vergüenza vives cada momento debido, y cantas cuando la luna no se levanta tu que no esquivas la dulce descomposición de los sueños que te rebelas y te niegas a ser pequeña y eliges este camino inconcluso por sobre la ordenada arquitectura del genocidio tu eres mi nación” Cynthia … Continue reading

Building Effective Solidarity – Workshop notes

Last month I attended a workshop organised by more than ten groups* based in the UK, who organise in active solidarity with struggles locally all over the world. This event was part of The Spark 2016. The workshop was divided into a series of sessions seeking to answer some of these questions: How can we … Continue reading

Inspiration: No Cause is an Island

No Cause is an Island  New report published by the Common Cause Foundation. Regardless of which values people currently hold as important, when they are presented with a message that speaks about a cause in terms of social justice, equality, unity with nature… (intrinsic values) they are more likely to support that cause than when the … Continue reading

Our stuff

Stuff: props or protagonists of our lives?

  (Abajo en español) Last Thursday, as part of Waste less, Live more Week (WLLM), we (the WLLM team at Keep Britain Tidy) organised a screening of the documentary My Stuff + live Q & A with director and lead character Petri Lukkainen and special guest Jen Gale (@makeandmendyear). A definitive must watch, My Stuff is … Continue reading

learning how to swim

Swim

“You will never learn how to swim until you get in the water” Martin Luther King, Jr. “Nunca aprenderás a nadar hasta que entres al agua” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beware of the bubbles

(Abajo en español) Beware of the bubbles … The renowned book ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ written by the by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, is a transformational piece of literature that I highly recommend. Freire’s words are especially relevant in tense, difficult times like these, regardless of the ideology one identifies oneself with. “I … Continue reading

Workshop: Guardians of Common Knowledge

Abajo en español. Last Thursday I met with my friend Seema – who I have been working with for the last couple of months on the Guardians of Common Knowledge project- at Furzedown School to watch our toolkit in action. Seema and the “Guardian Experts” Mich, Chris, Karen and Joe and accompanied by Beth from … Continue reading

Toolkit for Outdoor Spaces

Abajo en Español For the past couple of months I have been working with gardener, educator, pelmaculture designer and lovely friend Seema Patel on the development of a toolkit to support children’s engagement with outdoor spaces. “The Guardians of Common Knowledge toolkit has been designed to enable outdoor learning through a range of interactive activities. It … Continue reading