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Revision as of 19:03, 23 February 2013

Decolonize to Liberate 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


Next Meeting, Friday March 1, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
First Parish (UU) Church in Harvard Sq.
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

(map)

All are welcome to our meetings.

February 1, Agenda:

1) continued nature and focus of DtL work

    - settler allyship
    - movies/readings, education
    - membership outreach

2) new location for meetings

3) on-going support for Idle No More

4) relationship building with Wampanoag and other Native/indigenous/First Nations people(s)


IMPORTANT READINGS

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

"The Three Pillars of White Supremacy" http://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf


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