Welcome to Elder Activists for Social Justice
Community Conversation and Team Meeting!
3rd Thursday of each month 9 - 11 am PDT Noon - 2 pm EDT
We use the first hour of our meeting to discuss subjects that are related to our mission, which is to educate ourselves regarding issues of social injustice and to share our growing understanding of these issues. In our second hour, we turn to developing a plan for collaborative, active engagement to address these issues.
Approximately two weeks before each meeting we post resources about our subject which include relevant readings, videos, articles, and introspective questions. Our meeting format is participatory, and everyone has a chance to interact and share.
Our next EASJ Community Conversation and Team Meeting will be on June 21st
Our Community Conversation is open to all
Thursday, June 21st
9 - 10 am PDT Noon- -1 pm EDT
Team Business Meeting here is our agenda
10 - 11 PDT 1 - 2 pm EDT
You are welcome to join us for all or any part of the meeting
How Can We Elders Stand Up in the Public Square and Speak with Moral Authority
What holds us back from participating in social justice actions?
How do we each become activists in a manner consistent with who we are?
EASJ has been supporting and participating in the nation-wide Poor People’s Campaign -- 40 days of Action. The topic of our June Community Conversation will be a continuation of our May conversation, “Elders’ Open-Hearted Responses to A National Call for a Moral Revival to Save Our Country's Soul.” In June’s conversation, we will hear from Elder Activists who participated in demonstrations and some who got arrested in state capitals across the nation.
We want to look at what holds us back at times from participating in social justice actions. What are the obstacles? Our doubts? Fears? Perhaps demonstrating is not for us, and if so, what other means do we want to use, or explore, to change the direction of our country? In other words, how do we each become activists in a manner consistent with who we are?
Molly Brown will outline the “Three Dimensions of the Great Turning” from the Work That Reconnects as a framework for our explorations of these questions:
- How can we Elders stand up in the public square and speak with moral authority?
- What are people’s experiences of doing so?
- How can we help shift the public moral agenda to address the real immoralities in our society and their intersectionality? (climate disruption, species extinction, racism and oppression, income inequality and poverty, the undermining of democracy, environmental injustice, militarism)
- What gets in the way of our greater involvement as Elders, collectively and personally?
- What forms can our activism take?
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All are welcome and inviting friends is encouraged!How to Join the Conversation
We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts - or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.
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Learn more about what we have been discussing: See our Examining the Roots of Injustice webinar- Watch it HERE