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This is a time to celebrate. Yes, we have deeper reflection and work to return to. But we all deserve a sigh of relief, an exhale from our souls, and to let loose and lift our spirits as we mark the end of the most deplorable presidency in American history.

Turning points in our lives are important moments to mark, personally and collectively. These are the rituals of humanity that keep us going, marking the end of one chapter and opening the way for what comes next.

Here are twenty-five ways to celebrate and mark the end of Donald Trump’s…

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From the cover of The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham.

“Imagine winning,
This is your sacred task”
- Aurora Levins Morales

America, we are winning this thing
We see it in the polls and we know it in our souls

This is reckoning, this is karma
This is soul retrieval

This is that grown kind of fierce love
That mama grizzly bear kind of love
Protecting what matters most

We are tired of this long drawn-out nightmare
Of the hatred, vitriol, lies and fear
We know that the era of White Supremacy is ending
And that the embodiment of Beloved Community is near

America, we are winning this thing No…

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How our Connected Crises are Creating a Mass Movement for Social Healing and Collective Liberation

We thought we were living in the middle of one crisis; then it became two, then three, and it spiraled on. From Covid-19 to massive job losses and economic uncertainty, to nationwide and global Black Lives Matter protests sparked by police violence and racial injustice, we are experiencing a crisis of the whole system. Our structures are failing or broken; for many they’ve been designed that way from the beginning. We are tired of suffering, of living without dignity, freedom, and breath. We know that life is sacred and we all belong. We’re at a tipping point. The old is…

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A companion resource guide for This Pandemic, It’s Systemic. (This is a growing list. Additional resources can be shared here.)

“One never knows when conditions may give rise to a conjuncture such as the current one that rapidly shifts popular consciousness and suddenly allows us to move in the direction of radical change. If one does not engage in the ongoing work when such a moment arises, we cannot take advantage of the opportunities to change.” -Angela Davis

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do…

A compilation of resources on the meaning of the Coronavirus crisis and emerging possibilities for a post-pandemic world.

These resources were initially compiled to support an online conversation called The Virus and the Chrysalis: Making Meaning and Creating New Worlds.

(If you have a resource you’d like to recommend for this list, email joshua (at) thriveeastbay.org)

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A New Super Power in the Making by Otto Scharmer

The Coronation by Charles Eisenstein

The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have a Race Problem — America’s Systems Do by Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let’s start with education by George Monbiot

Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What Next? by Jeremy Lent

Ecological Reflections on the…

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Here is a crash course — through a journey of selected quotes — in the work and writings of the late Huston Smith.

“This book is about religion that exists, in William James’ contrast, not as a dull habit but as an acute fever. It is about religion alive.” (The World’s Religions)

“Religion alive confronts the individual with the most momentous option life can present. It calls the soul to the highest adventure it can undertake, a proposed journey across the jungles, peaks, and deserts of the human spirit. The call is to confront reality, to master the self. Those…

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“Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort from the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the fires of justice.” ~Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

The new political nightmare and reality of Donal Trump being elected President of the Unites States has been a wake-up call to the majority of Americans. …

Joshua Gorman

Writer, Speaker, Community Builder, Changemaker @generationwakingup @thriveeastbay https://joshuagorman.com

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