2021 Course Application
The mission of gs is to support social and climate
justice movements in achieving their visions of a radically transformed
society. We do this by bringing somatic transformation to movement leaders,
organizations, and alliances. Our programs engage the body (emotions,
sensations, physiology), in order to align our actions with values and vision,
and heal from the impacts of trauma and oppression. We aim to advance loving
and rigorous movements that possess the creativity, resilience, and liberatory
power needed to transform society.
In particular, in this moment of escalating crisis and
growing resistance, gs is committed to supporting movements working toward
freedom from political repression and state violence (including
criminalization, militarization, surveillance, imprisonment, policing, etc.)
and building scalable alternatives (such as transformative justice); and those
creating climate and environmental justice (just transition, land sovereignty,
environmental racism, etc.).
1. Freedom from Political Repression and
We understand this work to include—ending state and
non-state sanctioned repression and abuse; halting surveillance, mass targeted
deportations, and the criminalization of dissent; abolishing the prison
industrial complex, and sustaining the right to freedom of expression. This
priority area also includes ending militarized and racist policing, which is
connected to war and imperialism; and supporting alternatives aimed at creating
safer communities including advancing transformative justice.
2. Environmental and Climate Justice
We understand this work to include—fostering a just
transition (see movementgeneration.org)
from an extractive economy that severs the relationship of people and place,
toward life-affirming and equitable ways of meeting the needs of all. This
includes halting environmental racism, the climate crisis, and assaults on the
earth and creating regenerative economies that foster ecological restoration,
community resilience, and social equity.
To learn more read about our Strategic
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