October 27, 2020
Welcome to a hot take on book clubs called [POLLEN]. This is an invitation to weekly bite sized explorations (all 30 minutes or less) of all the dope things that pollinate conservation in our lives. We’re talking about challenging the ideas of “pristine” forests and sci-fi queerness all through forms of IGTV, art, music, op-eds, poetry, and more. These are explorations to spark conversation, awe, joy, creativity, and pleasure.
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.
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.
May 6, 2020
ALC 4 applications are live! Get your questions answered here.
April 22, 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our most recent webinar with Ki'Amber Thompson. Everyone asked really good questions. Below are some notes and resources from the webinar. And don't miss our next webinar on Getting Hired in a Nonprofit!
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.
March 16, 2020
A big thank you to Sarah Anderson for her encouragement and helpful insights in our last webinar. And thank you to all who attended; the questions and overall participation were great! You can watch the full webinar here.
Here are some short notes from the webinar...
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...
June 25, 2019
ELP Reflections from the 2019 PGM ONE Summit
September 6, 2018
In October, 19 thoughtful DDCSP Alumni change-makers gathered at White Oak Conservation Center. Here are some reflections from Camille, Citralina, and Andrea on their experiences of the Alumni Leadership Cohort Experience.
March 20, 2018
"It is through communal sharing of narratives that hidden stories become dominant stories and dominant stories become more familiar and inclusive to those feeling on the outside of field where they are in the minority."