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July 2012 News – I’ve Been There

 Hello Good People! It's hard to describe the feeling of the Allied Media Conference - the learning that happens there, the celebration and dancing and holding, the tears and the pain and the ferocity with which we love, protect, and lift up our comrades and friends. It is truly unlike any conference or event I have experienced, in…
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June News – Collective Healing from Collective Harm

 Hello Good People! The project I have been hard at work on for the last six months (!!!) reaches fruition at the end of June: The Healing Justice Practice Space at the 2012 Allied Media Conference (AMC). The Healing Justice Practice Space is an all-gendered, all-bodied space for practicing and receiving healing and health care. In our…
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May 2012 News – Deep Thoughts

 join my CSA to support racial justice! learn more here.  Hello Good People! As I sat down to write this month's newsletter, I found myself in a posture that I am often in these days: leaning over the table, head in my hands, struggling to sum up the vastness and complexity of the transition I find myself in,…
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April News – Immune Power!

Hello Good People!As many of you already know, I am a devoted member of the Allied Media Conference organizing community. This year I have the privilege, honor, and delight to once again be organizing the Healing Justice Practice Space at the 2012 Allied Media Conference (in Detroit June 28-July 2, Check. It. Out.) If you…
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March 2012 – Brilliance Remastered!

 Hello Good People! This month's Iambrown is full of so many incredible performances, trainings, books, speakers, and services (Academics, check out the first item!) that I really could not justify including an essay. Also, I might have broken my finger falling on ice this morning. Sad, but hey, it's finally winter in Minnesota. Without further ado... In…
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February 2012 – A Rare and Intimate Love

Hello Good People! I had the privilege last Friday night of hearing the great Cornell West speak at nearby St. Cloud State University. The experience was fulfilling in so many ways, not the least of which is that it was the first time since moving to St. Cloud where I entered a space where the vast…
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January 2012 – The Other Story

 Hello Good People!A few weeks ago, I was listening to a radio program about the current Republican primary candidates. At one point a woman called in complaining that the candidates are not talking enough about welfare reform. She went on to say that she is a single mom working 60 hours a week to pay…
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December News – Occupy Everywhere

 Hello Good People! Welcome December! This month's newsletter is packed full of incredible and inspiring announcements - workshops on the trauma of discrimination, going to the doctor on your own terms, and somatic tools for working with trauma; music inspired by the Occupy Movement; Occupy holiday shopping to support local economies; new worker cooperatives; and a…
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November 2011 News: Building Our Common Fire

 Hello Good People!So many changes! In the last two months I have moved from the country to the city (I now live one block from the Mississippi River, and run by the riverfront every other day), traveled to five different cities on the east coast in a period of 4 weeks, took my daughter to…
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October News: The Guidelines

Hello Good People!I've been traveling in the northeast for the last three weeks, from the fecund and flooded Hudson valley, to the grimy warmth of New York City's second summer, and north again to the autumnal rains of New Hampshire. What brought me to the east coast last month was an ambitious project I was…
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