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 State Violence
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.
It will take you about 30 minutes or more to fill out this application. Please allot enough time to answer thoroughly, as the courses are competitive. Your responses will help us know more about you.
All text based answers have a limit of 200 words maximum.
Application is due January 31st, 2022.
You will hear back from us by March 1st, 2022.