In this episode Marine and Mexie reunite once again to discuss creative and revolutionary ideas for movement building. Our discussion was inspired by reading adrienne marie brown’s Emergent Strategy. Drawing on quotes and concepts from her book, we consider how curiosity about natural ecosystems and biomimicry as well as a reclamation of creativity and imagination can enhance our social and economic justice movements and help us to realize abundant, emancipatory futures. We also talk about the importance of moving from movements based around charismatic leaders and critical mass to ones based around critical connections, where the strength of our movements lie in the strength and depth of our relationships and our ability to dream together. We hope this will be productive for people interested in reclaiming our collective future! We’re very interested to know what you think.
Sources and Links
- adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: https://www.akpress.org/emergentstrategy.html
- Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble: https://www.dukeupress.edu/staying-with-the-trouble
- Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/liliths-brood-octavia-e-butler/1101818679#/
- Aph Ko and Syl Ko, Aphro-ism: https://aphro-ism.com/
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