"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

social change movements in the South are alive and well!

the library at Highlander

i have returned from Highlander in TN with the happy news that social change in the South is alive and well.

75 years after its inception, and Highlander is still inspiring activists to build communities, to enact the change we hope one day to see, and speak truth to power.

it was a fantastic weekend, filled with workshops on popular education, political guerilla theatre, GLBTQ identities in activism, and lots of singing, joining hands, powerful anecdotes, and handclaps!

anyway, i'm tired now. classes are disappointing. i wish i could be back in the library with the spirit of Myles Horton's activism all around me, as i read this amazing little book i found in the library:
how sweet is this diagram depicting the flow of knowledge and relation-building in a democratic society as opposed to capitalist hierarchies?


oh, i forgot to mention: as of this week, i'm on Campus Progress's Student Advisory Board, working on Organizing! woo-hoo! later this month: a trip to Washington DC to begin my organizing on a national level...

-stef

3 comments:

remaerdyad, the un-orientateable said...

And do not forget to organize urself too (-;

I was just waiting (again) at a friend's place who is a amazingly sociable person, believe it or not, so I nicked her "The Socialite". Another tonight I call "Moneybags" cos he keeps buying me lunch for helping him out (he is on permanent disability, but go figure).

I think "The Organizer" might be better than stephan!e/steph/stef jing. Yes. I believe that this may be a moral imperative.

BTW, happy anniversary you! I have been successfully bugging the bejesus out of you and your friends on ur blog for one (1) year!!!

stephan!e lee said...

oo, thank you! for the cool nickname (i've never been one for cool nicknames... the closest i've come is ogbuefi stefi) and for the wonderful anniversary wishes! i had no idea!

embarrassed to have forgotten the mark of our first year together. for shame!

-stefi, "The Organizer"

Brian said...

Keep up the great work Steph. Hope you have a productive weekend.