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'''Decolonize Boston Working Group'''
 
'''Decolonize Boston Working Group'''
<p style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">Decolonize</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">&nbsp;to Liberate seeks to shed the dominator ethos and systems of oppression&nbsp;</span><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">that come from colonization, to stand in solidarity with indigenous&nbsp;</span><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">resistance worldwide and to help restore our relationships to Mother Earth.</span></span></p><br/>
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<p style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">Decolonize</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">&nbsp;to Liberate seeks to shed the dominator ethos and systems of oppression&nbsp;</span><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">that come from colonization,  
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to stand in solidarity with indigenous&nbsp;</span><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9645151262889148" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline">resistance worldwide and to help restore our relationships to Mother Earth.</span></span></p><br/>
 
[[http://groups.google.com/group/decolonizeboston/subscribe?hl=en&note=1 To join the email discussion group]] To join the low-traffic "announcements only" list, send a request to: Decolonize-subscribe@lists.occupyboston.org
 
[[http://groups.google.com/group/decolonizeboston/subscribe?hl=en&note=1 To join the email discussion group]] To join the low-traffic "announcements only" list, send a request to: Decolonize-subscribe@lists.occupyboston.org
  
 
<br/>'''Regular IN-PERSON Working Group Meetings'''
 
<br/>'''Regular IN-PERSON Working Group Meetings'''
<div style="text-align: center">'''<span style="font-size: large">Next Meeting, Friday February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM</span>'''<br/></div><div style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:large">'''<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">First Parish (UU) Church in Harvard Sq.</span>'''</span></div><div style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size: large"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">3 Church Street<br/>Cambridge, MA 02138</span></span><br/></div><div style="text-align: center">'''<span style="font-size: large">([http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3+Church+Street+Cambridge,+MA+02138&hl=en&ll=42.375241,-71.119483&spn=0.002001,0.003484&hnear=3+Church+St,+Mid-Cambridge,+Massachusetts+02138&t=h&z=19 map])</span>'''</div><p style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">All are welcome to our meetings. &nbsp;On february 1, we will continue a dialogue of self examination and discussion about next steps.
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<div style="text-align: center">'''<span style="font-size: large">Next Meeting, Friday February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM</span>'''<br/></div><div style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:large">'''<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">First Parish (UU) Church in Harvard Sq.</span>'''</span></div><div style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size: large"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">3 Church Street<br/>Cambridge, MA 02138</span></span><br/></div><div style="text-align: center">'''<span style="font-size: large">([http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3+Church+Street+Cambridge,+MA+02138&hl=en&ll=42.375241,-71.119483&spn=0.002001,0.003484&hnear=3+Church+St,+Mid-Cambridge,+Massachusetts+02138&t=h&z=19 map])</span>'''</div><p style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">All are welcome to our meetings. &nbsp;
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On February 1, we will continue a dialogue of self examination and discussion about next steps.
  
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IMPORTANT READINGS
 
"Decolonization is not a Metaphor"
 
"Decolonization is not a Metaphor"
Important reading:  http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630
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http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630
 
 
  
For the past few months we have utilized Andrea Smith's analysis of the intertwining of heteropatriarchy with the three pillars of white supremacy.  Please see  http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/three%20pillars%20of%20white%20supremacy
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"The Three Pillars of White Supremacy"
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http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/three%20pillars%20of%20white%20supremacy
  
  

Revision as of 16:02, 26 January 2013

Decolonize Boston Working Group

Decolonize to Liberate seeks to shed the dominator ethos and systems of oppression that come from colonization, to stand in solidarity with indigenous resistance worldwide and to help restore our relationships to Mother Earth.


[To join the email discussion group] To join the low-traffic "announcements only" list, send a request to: Decolonize-subscribe@lists.occupyboston.org


Regular IN-PERSON Working Group Meetings

Next Meeting, Friday February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
First Parish (UU) Church in Harvard Sq.
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

(map)

All are welcome to our meetings.  

On February 1, we will continue a dialogue of self examination and discussion about next steps.


IMPORTANT READINGS "Decolonization is not a Metaphor" http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630

"The Three Pillars of White Supremacy" http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/three%20pillars%20of%20white%20supremacy


Five short links for information on misconceptions of a biological basis to race:

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-x.htm

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-11.htm

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-y.htm

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-02.htm

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-12.htm


If you want even more to read, see the below link as well:

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01.htm



See Upcoming Events page for more details


Calls to Action!

See Calls to Action page for more details </div>

Getting Connected with the Working Group

To sign up on our new announcements-only (low traffic) list, please send an email to:                                                  Decolonize-subscribe[at]lists.occupyboston.org

To sign up for the high-traffic, discussion-based working group google group, please sign into your google account and follow this link, or email a request to join to decolonizeboston[at]gmail.com


Feel free to contact decolonizeboston[at]gmail.com with any questions or to get involved.

Please Follow us on Twitter!: @DecolonizeBos

And now we have a facebook page, too!


Decolonize Resources

What is "Decolonization"?    A collection of definitions and explanations 

Decolonize To Liberate resource page Links, articles, videos and 'zines!

Decolonizing Declarations from Occupies Across the Continent




Past Events


Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Decolonize to Liberate Occupy Boston Community Gathering.  Check out the recap of the event on OccupyBoston.org:

http://www.occupyboston.org/2012/03/06/decoolonize-99-liberate-100/


Many thanks to all who were able to join us in Plymouth for the 42nd National Day of Mourning! 

The Boston Globe produced an article and a video about our visit to Plymouth. 

You can read the article,"In Solidarity, Occupy Group Joins with Native Americans"  also a video, "Occupy Boston Protesters in Plymouth

A member of the working group was also interviewed in a Democracy Now! special on the event:

Native Americans Mark Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving: 'We are not Vanishing, We Are Not Conquered'

See Also