Category Archives: ARTivism

The Cave

by Paul Tran Someone standing at the mouth had the idea to enter. To go further   than light or language could go. As they followed the idea, light and language followed   like two wolves—panting, hearing themselves panting. A … Continue reading

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I Hope

by Resistance Revival Chorus, Meah Pace How could we ever come to this to say Our lives do not matter and justice has no face To steady war and anger burns the fabric of our state sends a message to … Continue reading

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Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud

by Dr. Maya Angelou There is an African American song 19th Century, which,  is so great.  It says: “when it looked like the sun wasn’t shining anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds” Imagine!  I’ve had so many rainbows … Continue reading

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The Grace of Silence

by Michele Norris Even in the most terrifying moments at a sterile hospital, there is some comfort in knowing that a world you recognize is just outside and beyond the parking garage. You can fixate on a familiar image as … Continue reading

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Earth Touching

by Thich Nhat Hanh Here is the foot of a tree.Here is an empty, quiet place.Here is a small sitting cushion.Here is the cool green of the grass.My child, why don’t you sit down? Sit upright.
Sit with solidity.
Sit in peace.
Don’t … Continue reading

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Kindness is Free

by Olutayo Ifedayo Victor No one noticed or even cared when the richest man in my community died. Everyone went about their normal way of life. It was as if nothing had happened at all. On the day of his … Continue reading

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Just a Garden Away: A Song About Returning to the Basics

By Aaron & Chaya Ableman Song offered by Aaron to Awakin Oakland on April 16, 2020. If the earth can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!So, what else to do but build a garden?Raising our youth in a bed of soil and … Continue reading

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The Great Dictator

by Charlie Chaplin I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor.  That’s not my business.  I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.   I should like to help everyone if possible. We all want to help one … Continue reading

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Privilege as a White Person…

By DEMCAST Staff I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice: I can go birding (#ChristianCooper) I can go jogging (#AhmaudArbery I can relax in the comfort of my own … Continue reading

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Perdonar a tu persona / Forgive Your Persona

por A. Sánchez Ferrer [English below] El perdón sucede en la Conciencia.  Deja de intentar cambiarte, corregirte, mejorarte, comportarte como crees que se espera de ti. Tras ese intento solo se esconde la idea de que eres erróneo. La idea … Continue reading

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