JOCSM Brain Recovery Podcasting
It's been a big month for me. March 20-25 I went to Provo, Utah for treatment at Cognitive FX. You can read my blog posts about my experience there.
Then I went to Chicago for The Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting. Two years ago Jews of Color and Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews came together to form the JOCSM Caucus which is now an autonomous group working in partnership with JVP. The day before the national meetings started, we held a day long conference for 110 JOCSM, including honored guests from Palestine/Israel. It was a very powerful gathering, with many important conversations and exchanges of information and ideas.
Then I attended the national meetings with 1000 people. My brother Ricardo and I led two workshops on The Art of Social Justice, which went beautifully, and I was on a panel about anti-Semitism, to celebrate the release of JVP's new book On Anti-Semitism to which I am a contributor.
At the meetings a small group of us gathered to discuss our work as current or soon to be Jewish leftist podcasters, to share resources and promote our work more collectively. I'm very excited to add my own podcast to the menu of ways I reach out into the world. It's a continuation of my lifelong love affair with radio.
Since mid-February my tiny house, the Vehicle for Change, has been stationary in Northern California, I plan to stay put for awhile and catch up on my writing, delving more deeply into the water struggles of this huge state, so stay tuned.
On or about September 24th I will pull into the Twin Cities and do rest and repairs while I get ready to head west to Standing Rock. I hope to see my Minnesota gang come out to this event.
Medicine Stories: A Healing Justice Conversation
Sunday, September 25th 1 - 3pm.
Come join Aurora Levins Morales for a conversation about healing and environmental justice at the People's Movement Center.
The People's Movement Center is at 41st and Chicago Ave South http://www.peoplesmovementcenter.com.
Sliding scale $5 - $50. Money raised goes directly to Aurora in support of her writing and organizing work.
As the maple leaves start turning in the woods of Western Massachusetts, I am preparing both my vessel and my body for a LOT of driving. I have a self-care routine to protect my back from the effects of many hours of sitting. I'm busy assembling my internet system, which should give me a decent signal in many places, while protecting me from harmful radio and electromagnetic waves. My truck has brand new brakes and a cap to protect my belongings from rain and theft, and I'm doing a lot of sorting and stowing. I'm also ordering a lot of things to be delivered to my next real port of call, Minneapolis. Like my mini chain saw for cutting firewood down to size for my Kimberly stove.
The first of my Letters from Earth will be broadcast this week. What date my work appears on Flashpoints always depends on whether world events preempt me, but we expect it to air tomorrow, September 15.