The third anniversary of the international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other longterm anarchist prisoners is quickly approaching! We realize that it may seem like there is a lot of time before the day, but we hope that you're starting to plan your 2013 events and that we can work together to make this the most powerful June 11th yet. To tell us about an event you have planned, email email@example.com
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June 11, 2013: Connection, Resistance, Celebration
Solidarity events and actions for long-term anarchist prisoners
This year, we celebrated the third annual international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and long-term anarchist prisoners. Below, we share the reports received from organizers of support events around the world along with anonymously-published communiqués from solidarity actions. We've noted with pleasure how comrades from diverse locales have appropriated the call for solidarity, by:
Continuing to provide direct support to Marie, Eric, and other prisoners via letter-writing and fundraising.
Organizing, with increasing frequency, events like conversations, dinners and debates. These strengthen local struggles and better connects them to companions who've been kidnapped by the state to be held in cells.
Further elaborating the direct struggle against the structures of domination, not only by continuing to carry out actions but by concretely demonstrating new connections in the web of power (particularly by acting against surprising targets) that imprisons our friends, comrades, and loved ones.
Building new networks against repression and imprisonment, and connecting via solidarity seemingly disconnected prisoners.
In the spirit of this last point, we'd like to thank everyone who organized events and carried out actions that made it clear that Marie and Eric aren't the only prisoners facing repression, but are instead part of a worldwide movement. In particular, local organizers linked June 11 to these other prisoners and comrades: Oso Blanco, Walter Bond, Chilean anarchists in both the old and new cases, grand jury resisters in the USA, Richard Williams (combatant who died in a US prison in 2005), those facing the campaign of anti-anarchist state violence in Greece, the Cleveland 4, the Tinley Park 5, along with others we've overlooked. It's important that long-term anarchist prisoners receive specific solidarity, since they are particularly susceptible to being lost in the oblivion of the state's dungeons and communications management units. However, it's also clear that they must not be treated in isolation from others struggling against repression.
We are also heartened that so many of the events linked Marie and Eric's experiences to ongoing struggles in defense of the earth and animals. Multiple cities organized solidarity events that were also in explicit opposition to the Tar Sands pipelines, while others linked the organizing to action against animal exploitation and prisons. Many of the solidarity dinners were vegan, echoing the conscious choice of both Marie and Eric to maintain their vegan diets, despite the challenges of doing so in prison.
The fight for Marie and Eric's freedom is not limited to a single day per year, but is present whenever we resist prison-society and the forces of domination. They, and all of us, will be a little closer to freedom if the hunger strikers up and down the west coast of the USA succeed at challenging the power of the prison system. We'll all be safer if the repressive drive of the grand juries in NYC and the Pacific Northwest is brought to a halt, and if the Mapuche indictees are acquitted in Chile.
Jock Palfreeman, a long-term anarchist prisoner in Bulgaria, was just denied the transfer to Australia that he has been fighting for, and has requested support and pressure against the prison officials. Further, Krow, arrested on June 11 in an eco-action against mining in the Penokee mountains of Wisconsin, urgently needs support. We call for solidarity with everyone facing repression in these situations. The happy news of Kostas Sakkas' recent release from jail, secured by his hunger strike alongside intense collective struggle, confirms the importance of revolutionary solidarity. Regardless of whether our actions successfully return our comrades to the streets, the practice of solidarity always leaves us stronger.
The list below is not comprehensive, but does represent perhaps half of the events and actions organized for June 11, 2013. Please see http://june11.org/events.html for the full list of planned events from this year. We invite others to continue to post news and report-backs from other solidarity efforts, and would like to thank the translation collective of Contrainfo.espiv.net for their work in diffusing news.
(Report-backs, in alphabetical order)
“Free Marie Mason & Eric McDavid, And All political prisoners. Antispeciesist Action”
June 11th has been defined as a day of international solidarity with comrades Eric McDavid and Marie Mason and with all political prisoners who are incarcerated all over the world. Imprisoned comrades experience this situation not only due to their direct action and the transubstantiation of their words into action, but also because of their choice to be anarchists.
In the struggle for degradation and destruction of state/authoritarian complex, anarchist comrades and activists-abroad and in Greece, too-consider as an integral part of animal and earth liberation human liberation, too.
In U.S.A., the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front have been proclaimed by the FBI as the No. 1 enemy of domestic terrorism. Eric McDavid and Marie Mason were arrested in January 2006 and September 2008 respectively, without proof but with plenty of accusations. The State's choice of their imprisonment was far more than random.
Marie was arrested in May 2008 by the federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property damage which were claimed by ELF in 1999 and 2000: damage of an office connected to a GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) research and destroying a piece of logging equipment. She faced a life imprisonment before accepting a plea bargain, in September 2008. She was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to almost 22 years - the longest sentence of any "Green Scare" prisoner. ("Green Scare" is the name given to the arrests of animal rights and environmental activists accused of economic sabotage. Federal authorities have requested insane penalties -often life imprisonment- and have named the activists as "terrorists", despite the fact that no one has ever been killed or injured in any of these actions). The penalty imposed to Marie was even larger than the one that was suggested by the prosecutor who indicted her. The appeal for reduction of her sentence was rejected in 2010.
In the case of Eric McDavid, the state charged him with "thought crime", i.e that he was thinking of doing some aggressive actions, without them having been carried out, or any other evidence against him. Currently, he is serving a 20-year-sentence in federal prison since January 2006 when he was arrested as a part of the ongoing campaign "Green Scare" of the U.S. government. Eric was trapped by an undercover informant who spied every move of his. He was targeted by the state for his political beliefs and his case is indicative of the dimension that can be taken by the repression against anyone who dares to resist.
The repression against anarchists is something that also escalates in Greece. The state clearly shows its position against any hostile moves towards authoritarian structures: arrests, DNA and fingerprint identifications, publishing photos and personal data, targeting friendly and personal relationships, beatings, preventive detentions. All these means are used aiming to set an example to the outside people (i.e: the non-imprisoned ones) and to exhaust the inside people (the imprisoned ones).
As far as our actions are concerned, we hung two banners and spread several flyers in the streets of Athens to show our solidarity towards our comrades. Solidarity is our connection with the imprisoned comrades and it is expressed in many different forms: from solidarity texts, demonstrations, events, to arsons, robberies for the financial support of comrades, explosive attacks and sabotage.
No prisoner in the hands of state! Assembly for the Antispeciesist Action (Greece) http://antispe.squat.gr/ 
Austin, Texas, USA
Nearly 40 letters were written to Eric, Marie and other political prisoners at a solidarity gathering. We had a lot of zines left over, some of which were left at Treasure City Thrift (a radical thrift store, and the place where the event was held) while the rest were sent to other prisoners through the local Books to Prisoners program.
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
We hung two banners to honor anarchist and antifascist comrades from Bloomington who have
been kidnapped by the state. Marie Mason is doing 22 years for actions including arsons against developments on Lake Monroe, while the members of the Tinley Park 5 are doing 1-5 years for violently
breaking up a nazi meeting. Even with so much repression, struggles here continue to develop
along lines of class-conscious action, against all forms of domination.
We will never forget our prisoners.
Solidarity with the comrades in Brussels. We won't rest until the prison-world is reduced to ashes.
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
June 11 celebrations were kicked off by a memorial hike to the Prometheus tree, the site of a successful treesit that counted Marie among its participants. A few days later, a solidarity demo was held and later that night, more than 50 people gathered for a cook-out and letter-writing party. We rounded off the evening with a benefit organized by the Punk Rock Karaoke collective.
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
$270 was raised, several dozen letters written, with a call-in rally for Oso Blanco, and along with workshops and music.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
On June 11th we hosted a night of letter writing, art, and dance. A total of probably 30 people showed up. We wrote over 40 letters to prisoners, raised money for the Cleveland 4, and gave a presentation about Marie, Eric, and the Cleveland 4. We played 'smash the surveillance camera pinatas,' 'pin the bolt cutters on the prison bars,' and ended with a dance party.
For more than one and a half years we’ve organized on one day a month an open space in Hamburg(Germany), called "Solidaritätswerkstatt", for information about the prison(-system), about resistance against it and for organizing solidarity and support for and with (combative) prisoners. Our last day of "Solidaritätswerkstatt" (06.06.13) we dedicated to the international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other long-term anarchist prisoners. On this day we had an info-table with the June 11 call, some flyers about Marie and Eric, some stuff about the E.L.F. and (anti-)prison in general. Although there were not many people, we could send some solidarity-letters to Marie and Eric and spread some information about their cases. We appreciate the attempt to connect the anti-prison structures, the rebellious people outside and inside the prisons worldwide to spread the idea of attacking this prison-system through subversive solidarity by all available means. Strength and courage to you, Marie and Eric! Strength and courage to all the fighting and rebellious prisoners in the world! Freedom for all!
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
On June 11, we had a film screening of "Cointelpro 101" here in Hamilton, Ontario as part of the international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners. After the screening, this year's letters from Eric and Marie were read and addresses and information about North American and European anarchist prisoners were shared. We then had an actually meaningful discussion covering repression, security, and anarchist engagement in our town!
Houston, Texas, USA
June 11th was pleasant and intimate in Houston. The day brought together around 10 people ranging from people engaged with current struggle against the Tar Sands project to people who knew Marie from organizing she did in Ohio. We took advantage of the opportunity to update each other on Marie’s conditions around communication (it was a relief to understand why letters hadn’t been responded to!) and to talk about the Green Scare as well as recent repression in response to anti-Tar Sands organizing. Letters were written, we watched If a Tree Falls, and enjoyed some delicious vegan cupcakes.
June 11th in Madrid was more successful than we expected! About 35 people gathered at the Local Anarquista Magdalena (http://www.localanarquistamagdalena.org/) to talk about the cases of Marie and Eric and other US anarchist prisoners facing long sentences. We also discussed the Green Scare and the current Grand Juries targeting anarchists in the Pacific Northwest and in New York City. The audio of the talk can be downloaded here: http://ia601802.us.archive.org/5/items/Charla11Junio/11Junio2013.mp3
A zine, compiled by La Cizalla Acrata (http://lacizallaacrata.nuevaradio.org/) using an indispensable resource of international political prisoner addresses created by CNA Peninsula Ibérica also distributed at the event (original version of the list, in Spanish, can be found here http://www.nodo50.org/cna/?page_id=85).
After the presentation, participants walked to the three metro stops in Lavapies: Tirso de Molina, Anton Martin, and Plaza Lavapies, and hung banners including "Contra su represión, nuestrx solidaridad" (against their repression, our solidarity), and others against prisons and repression.
Propaganda and messages were spread on the streets.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
In Minneapolis, organizers put together a low-key event in solidarity with Eric and Marie on the evening of June 10. Several bands played, folks talked about the cases, all in our local worker-owned/run Seward Cafe. About 50 people came in throughout the event, and in the end we raised about $800. Our goal wasn't really to raise money (though we're stoked we did!), but to create a chill weekday evening event in which to re-affirm and grow a local community of support for Eric and Marie. It feels like the event was a success in many ways!
Never Alone Exhibit
For June 11, 2013 Sacramento Prisoner Support organised an online exhibition fundraiser for Marie & Eric - "Never Alone" (neveraloneart.org) which ran for the month of June. Sixteen different artists, including Marie & Eric themselves, and supporters from as far away as Tasmania, contributed to a beautiful exhibition of works inspired by themes of earth & animal liberation, and state captivity. The exhibition was projected at a few other June 11 events, and we received a lot of inspiring and lovely feedback from supporters. Activists in the radical uprising in Turkey are even using one of the pieces of artwork in their struggle.
We were able to make a great donation to Eric & Marie's support funds, thanks to the generosity of the artists involved and the people who supported the exhibition with purchases and helped spread the word. The exhibition will be happening again next year, please get in touch if you are interested in being involved firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to the artists: Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, Cristy Road, Josh MacPhee, Eileen McDavid, Jeff Luers, Eva Hall, Corina Dross, Pete Maarseveen, Sofia Yu, Ali Cat Leeds, Matt Guack, Pat Perry, J. Ost, Dee Allen and Yank.
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, USA
Wheelock Mountain Farm, a non-profit 600 acre land trust and popular education center (wheelockmtnfarm.weebly.com), hosted a potluck, info session, and letter writing event on June 11th in Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other long term ecodefense prisoners. In attendance were approximately 50 folks from across central and northern Vermont including Sally Stoddard (wife of deceased Ohio 7 PP Richard Williams), and their adult aged children Henekis and Netdahe. The crowd was comprised of a diverse mix of families, farmers, teachers, healers, organizers, Earth First!ers, Mountain Occupiers, anarchists, and communitarians.
In addition to sharing lots of literature, information, and conversation, we gathered many (20+) letters for Eric, Marie, and Lynne Stewart. Some of the most moving letters were written by the young children in attendance. They were not prompted, but wrote of their own volition because of a profound desire to protect the earth and confusion about why people who were fighting for it were in prison. Some 20 folks spent the night at the farm, and devoted the following morning to discussing the tar sands pipeline proposed to transect Vermont.
After getting everyone caught up on the details of the project, and brainstorming how to stop it, we drove along the route to discover possible points of intervention and to gain greater first hand knowledge of the communities and ecosystems jeopardized by the project. The love and dedication motivating Marie and Eric's actions continue to bring together amazing people in Vermont, and inspire and inform our collective struggles to defend the land while building healthy and empowered communities. Marie and Eric will be in our hearts and on our minds all year, but we look forward to gathering again in their honor next June 11th.
Olympia, Washington, USA
It's easy and fun to attack! In the early hours of June 11 we glued the locks and a keypad on two doors of the westside police substation in Olympia. It really wasn't difficult at all. With gloves, masks, and a couple tubes of superglue, we were able to render the locks inoperable. A little bit of superglue squirted into the keyhole goes a long way, and it's quick and silent. Do you have a spare hour in the dark of the night? Well then you could do this quite easily too.
June 11 is the international day of solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie Mason, and other longterm anarchist prisoners. Eric McDavid is 7 years into a 20-year prison sentence for the thoughtcrime of "conspiracy," after being entrapped by a paid government informant, known only as "Anna." Marie Mason is 5 years into a 22-year prison sentence for being involved in actions that damaged an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroyed a piece of logging equipment.
There are many important ways to support imprisoned comrades; tonight we chose to attack a symbol of state control in order to send a small greeting of solidarity and complicity to Marie and Eric. The police are an integral part of the same system that stole Marie and Eric away from their loved ones and keeps them in a cage. The police are the guard dogs of capitalism, which depends on constant expansion and the destruction of all that is wild. The police can lock in cages those who rebel against the ruling order or simply dream of a life worth living, but they can never lock away our rage.
Fuck yeah, wreck some shit!
Olympia, Washington, USA
In solidarity with Steve, Kerry, and other grand jury resisters on the run, and in celebration of the annual day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners, a big front door at a Mormon church in Olympia had its glass busted out and lock glued on June 10.
The Mormon Church, and churches in general are institutions of the systems of patriarchy, white supremacy, homophobia and hierarchy in general. We are against those who would tell us that we must submit to authority, whether that be "god," the father, the state, or some religious leader.
For the destruction of every church, school, factory, courthouse, prison, police station, and border! Stay wild and free!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
At least three events took place this year in Pittsburgh for June 11, a letter writing early in the day, followed by a demo on a busy intersection and a fundraiser dance party in the evening.
At the demo we hung numerous banners such as “burn the prison,”“a comrade in prison is a call to action,” “solidarity with Marie & Eric” and several others, converting a rapidly gentrifying area to a temporary anarchist space. We also had the benefit of a loud sound system blasting hot jams, and people chalking up the sidewalks and walls with anarchist slogans, handing out info about June 11 to cars and pedestrians. Eventually the police arrived, apparently somebody had complained and said we were doing “something about Marie Mason, against prison and playing Fuck the Police loudly”, so we are confident that our message was communicated effectively. The police quickly left finding we had already packed up the sound system. To conclude the demo a couple people spoke about local environmental defense and ongoing struggles against prison.
Later in the evening was a dance party, with delicious refreshments for sale and all money benefiting Eric and Marie. $1100 was raised, well beyond anybodies expectations. As the party was winding down a few bored uncontrollables took to the streets with torches and burned an effigy of an FBI agent in the middle of an intersection and dispersed quickly, wrapping up the day with a small but energetic expression of rage.
Portland, Oregon, USA
Action taken for the anarchist prisoners
Locks glued shut at Sheepskin of Oregon on NW Glisan Street. This action took only a few seconds. It was quiet, easily reproducible, and caused financial loss to capitalists who profit off of misery and exploitation.
In solidarity with the grand jury resisters, in solidarity with Eric, Marie, and the long-term anarchist prisoners.
Prague and Caslav, Czech Republic
( http://anarchistblackcross.cz/zpravy/2013/06/16/caslav-solidaritu-s-vezn... )
“Earth liberation is not a terrorism. Freedom for
Eric McDavid and Marie Mason”
There was an info evening organised in anarchist infoshop Salé in Prague.
Around ten people came for the dinner and short speech about cases of Eric
McDavid and Marie Mason. Finally, some letters for both of them were
written, which was actually the main reason to organize this meeting.
In other city, called Caslav, there was also info evening and the movie
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front was screened. After
that, people wrote collective letter to Eric and Maria and a banner was hung on the bridge over a highway.
Sacramento, California, USA
Approximately 30 people gathered for a short talk about
Marie and Eric, followed by a screening of "Who Bombed Judi Bari?" A
lively Q&A about government repression and prisoner solidarity ended the
evening. Money was also raised for Marie and Eric.
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
June 11th was observed in Salt Lake City, Utah in two ways. The first was a day in the park on Saturday, June 9th organized by the ABC. This included a vegan pie baking/judging contest and a prisoner letter writing table. A donation based dinner plate with jackfruit shepherds pie was prepared and exchanged, with all proceeds being donated to Eric and Marie. This was a family friendly event with a deep sea clean up line (fishing line for those of you who grew up Mormon) and balloon animals.
On June 11th, the Salt Lake Anarchist Black Cross also hosted their monthly Prisoner Letter Writing night.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Commuters along the many interstates that intersect in this city found new reason to turn their heads on June 11th. Several highway spots were painted in solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and all long-term anarchist prisoners. Not pictured are the 'Free Eric McDavid' and 'Fire to the Prisons'
slogans painted in the same spot. This action was a very small acknowledgement of the importance of this day and of not forgetting comrades stolen by the state.
Tel Aviv, Israel
It was an amazing event, so many people came, around 50-60 people which really exceeded our expectations, people of all walks of political activism, from animal rights people, to human rights activists- people from anarchists against the wall, people from workers rights movement etc. We laboured for two days on the food but it was worth it since it was delicious and everybody loved it. We talked about Eric and Marie's cases and about repression in general in the U.S. today, on grand jury resisters etc. people were really interested and asked many questions. We are super happy with how good it went. We have images of people holding a sign "I support Eric", "I support Marie" were sent to them. Also a few people wrote postcards, which were also sent. The program of workshops was as follows:
* workshops- direct action why, how, and how not to *Prisoner support and letter writing * Italian meal (naturally vegan)- Cannelloni, lasagna, gazpacho, antipasti, focaccia and much more. * Letter-writing area and zines, support t-shirt area. * Screening of the film Bold Native.
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June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie
Mason, and other longterm anarchist prisoners. If you are planning on
doing an event for the day, please email us at june11[at]riseup[dot]net. You can find
resources, information about events from previous years, and word on
upcoming events at june11.org. Read on to see our thoughts on what it
means to do longterm solidarity, on how Eric and
Marie inspire us, and to learn how June 11th began.
The state stole Eric McDavid and Marie Mason from us in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In the years since their arrests, repression has come to feel less like a specific event and more like an inescapable, ongoing nightmare. Sentenced to 22 years and 20 years, respectively, Marie and Eric remain in cages to this day, and know this nightmare more intimately than most.
Lately, we hear lots of talk about the end times, and total environmental collapse seems imminent. But what do these forces mean to those inside prison cells? And what do they mean for us on the outside? We are trying to save both each other and some shred of wildness on this earth. Our task is difficult, and sometimes seems impossible, because the harder we fight, the more repression we face. Every day we lose more species, more land, more friends... and this process shows no signs of slowing. How do we survive and continue to struggle in the face of this reality?
If winning was our only goal, it would be easy to quit. But although we may fight to win, we also fight because, in this situation, to fight means to live. From the outside it's easy to equate a prison sentence with the end of everything... but Marie and Eric are still fighting. With both our love for them and our hatred for their jailers intact, we fight alongside them.
That means not only continuing our struggles on the outside, but also engaging with the imprisoned in ways that keep them connected to their friends and communities on the outside. The state has kidnapped our friends, and we must ensure that the state is not successful in its attempts to isolate and destroy them. Our struggle can only continue if we struggle together.
June 11th is a means to that end. June 11th is about remembering-- not in the way that we remember a fact or history, but an active remembering: a re-membering, a putting back together. It is often easier for us to raise money and generate material support for people who have just been arrested than for people who have been locked away with many years in prison ahead. This day is a time for us to concentrate our energy, resources and love on those people, who cannot be forgotten.
June 11th has also become a staging ground for building our international ties of solidarity. The last two years have seen an incredible show of support from people outside of the US for Eric and Marie, and some efforts within the US to show solidarity to long-term anarchist prisoners in other places. This year, we hope to have more translations, more cross-referencing of struggle, and a further broadening of solidarity that does not take away, but adds. We refuse to recognize their borders; we aim to make that refusal more tangible.
June 11th is only two months away. Hold a fundraiser, plan a noise demo, host a letter-writing night, or use your own context and imagination to explore other possibilities. Use your creative energies to show your comrades that they're not alone and that we will continue to struggle for them, for the earth, and for total liberation. They have tried to destroy us, that's what they do--but Marie and Eric, Justin Solondz, Marco Camenisch, the grand jury resisters of today and tomorrow, and so many others show us how to survive those attempts. Let's make June 11th a celebration of our shared survival and resistance.
<3 the June 11th crew
PS For a brief history of June 11th, click here
P.P.S. Here are some of Marie’s and Eric’s words that we find comforting and inspiring.
Marie: I have been processing a lot of my own history this year, probably just a function of so much isolation and time spent in confined quarters. In my former free life, if I was faced with difficult decisions or sadness, trauma or trouble I would go to the woods and hike, or swim in one of my beloved Great Lakes to find solace and focus. The natural world is my source of strength and my comfort. It has been hard to be unable to walk on the ground, touch a tree or see the sky without metal in between. Prison on the compound was one level of removal from life, but this is another level of intensity entirely. So it was a joy to be able to hear from so many folks actively working in service to this Earth, to be inspired by you all and to be comforted to know that, though I am no longer able to walk with you, that you are continuing the journey forward. That is my comfort now.
Eric: 7 yrs... i can't say it's easy 2 put these words dn on paper – that it doesn't pain me 2 look bk over these past 7 trips around the Sun... w/the process of the courts continuing n the final appeal stages; it's end yet 2 show up on the horizon = no illusions, while still Dancing w/wishes... Love & Joy have also made their presence known = the overwhelming support from all over the Earth ~ i wish 2 Thank every persyn/grp that has written & supported me along this journey – Ur intents, N which ever forms they've taken, have aided & nourished me N remembering who i am N a situation & environment bent on unraveling, dismembering & remolding...along w/all the communal Solidarity, i'm grateful 4 the support of friends & family - & how i've been buoyed by the Love and Passionate Patience of my Partner = i Love you J, you R my Joy... … i'm unable 2 adequately express my feelings of Respect & Solidarity 4 all the folx Dancing w/the overt repression across the continent while staying True 2 their Hearts... 2 the folx Dancing w/Grand Juries = bide Ur time, this is 1 of the few circ.s where time is on the SD of the oppressed... w/N this cultural climate the Path is not easy or simple by any means – making it all the more important 2 find those unique, ever changing, beautiful & sustainable ways 2 aid & nurture each other... …. i'll close wishing that each of U continue 2 explore & heal Ur Hearts & communities; may U find the space & time over the coming yr 2 let Ur minds play w/new & safe communication skills, & Ur bodies w/self-defense...