October 12, 2020
Sydney had a chat with Imani Elston (NAU '18, ALC 3) about mindfulness, music, and the next workshop in the series!
October 5, 2020
I have been working for a while on a spreadsheet to share with the network. The spreadsheet lists almost every call to action (petitions, emails, phone calls, donations, GoFundMes, etc.) that I've seen in my emails and social media.
September 23, 2020
This workshop mini-series is meant to create space for alumni to laugh, relax, chat, and learn about ourselves in a chill environment. 4 workshops. 4 alumni facilitators. 4 chill nights of mindfulness.
September 18, 2020
We are so excited to meet the fourth Alumni Leadership Cohort. Ashia, Luz, and I have been working for months to curate an experience that is joyful, fulfilling, and thoughtful. We can't wait to meet you!
September 10, 2020
These resources have been collected over several months. Below you'll find some resources for folks affected by CA wildfires, BIPOC activists, mental health resources for BIPOC folks, and several resources for Black trans folks. Please share with anyone who might benefit. If you have any resources you think should be in the next resource roundup, please email Sydney@elpnet.org.
July 28, 2020
I know we are all doing our best to support individuals and organizations in their work for justice, as well as supporting people who are just trying to live and thrive under systems of oppression. Whether you've got money or time to spare, these are steps that you can easily take to make a difference.
June 28, 2020
June 28, 2020
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020! It may seem odd to celebrate wins when so many of us are emotionally and mentally exhausted from engaging with trauma, activism, and organizing during the past weeks. However, I think this fatigue makes celebrating with each other and bragging on each other that much more important.
June 21, 2020
Though the methods and ideologies have long been practiced (by Indigenous, Black, Disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities), COVID-19 health crises and Black Lives Matter protests have brought the term "mutual aid" to the vocabulary of organizations, mainstream media, and organizers. Of course the popularization of a term is often unfortunately followed by the misuse of it. So what exactly is mutual aid? What is it not? And how can we see it in the future of DDCSP?
June 4, 2020
Black lives matter today and every day.
April 13, 2020
Acknowledging how drastically different the world’s present is from its past just a couple weeks ago gives me hope for how incredibly and wildly different the future will be. After all, according to Butler, “The only lasting truth is change.” Re-reading the intro to Emergent Strategies echoed this sentiment, “Once there were kings and queens all over the earth. Someday we might speak of presidents and CEOs in the past tense only.” These reminders help me set the groundwork for imagining the world I want.
January 20, 2020
I want to speak to my fellow able-bodied and/or neurotypical folks about how we can (and must) better incorporate disability justice into sustainability spaces and into our definition of environmental justice.
January 17, 2020
Our dear friend Lacey Lumpkin passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with cancer. The grief has been heavy and difficult to process and it’s still hard to imagine a future without Lacey. She was a radiant member of the DDCSP UW family; she had an iconic sense of style, the best humor, and an incredible smile.
October 28, 2019
October 25, 2019
Hello Alumni of the Greatest Conservation Network of All Time! Guilu (UM ‘16) and Dyaami (UW ‘14) here. We had the amazing opportunity to assist in the facilitation of Alumni Leadership Cohort 3 with the superstars Teri and Luz this September. We want to share some reflections and thoughts with you about the experience of connection, facilitation, and this phase of our network growth...
September 23, 2019
Stories are an essential part of the human condition. Storytelling allows us to exchange ourselves with one another and build community. Unfortunately, for many of us who belong to marginalized backgrounds, our stories have been defined for us, or ripped from our personhood entirely. We are placed into boxes, told to homogenize our experience, make it palatable to others. Through the Alumni Leadership Cohort, we recognize the vastness of experience, and how storytelling can be used to reclaim that vastness. It is our pleasure to introduce just a glimpse of the diverse narratives that exist within the 3rd annual DDCSP Alumni Leadership Cohort.
June 25, 2019
ELP Reflections from the 2019 PGM ONE Summit
July 2, 2018
DDCSP UW and ALC 1 Fellow, Chris DeLeon, interviews fellow DDCSP UW Alumni, Naanibah Begay