Happy Holidays! Two weeks ago, approximately 50 of us went to our downtown mall and sang political carols. I don’t think the security guards knew what to make of us. We were singing Christmas carols, after all. And, children were present and we are basically a peaceful bunch. So we sang a few songs and went on our merry way. It was a blast.
I sent Angie a package with two of the songs on the side below. If you can enlarge the photo, you too can sing fun carols. To give credit where it is due, the songs were created by staff at Washington Community Action Network and were originally sung during the Special Session at Washington State’s capitol in Olympia, WA earlier this month.
Things are pretty dire in my state. As a caseworker in Fair Housing, I get calls all the time from people that are desperate for rental assistance, affordable housing, something. And the resources are dwindling if not nonexistent, and there are 4 to 5 month waiting lists for everything that still is available. I no longer take my lack of funding for graduate school personally. I realize that the problem is much greater.
To cope, I sing my carols, go to occasional marches, and make mail art.
These are my last two “Occupy or Future” cards.
My friend and fellow rabblerouser that I mentioned in this post received the above card.
And I sent Tallie, a fellow Washingtonian, the one above.
She had sent me this card and had made reference to “Occupy”:
And, the last of the swap-bot swap have arrived. It was fun giving people a space to vent through the mail:
Not through swap-bot, but through i am superhero’s e-mail lists, I also received a collection of ATC’s from KDJ that I was encouraged to leave “lying around so that people know what is going on.” They are focused on Officer John Pike, who pepper sprayed UC Davis students who were involved in a peaceful Occupy protest and who were already on their knees and handcuffed. You can find the Wikepedia summary here.
Phew. I’ve been stalling on this post. I have been working on so many other cards to send, plus I’ve been getting into journaling and rolodex cards. So much to post…
Be well this holiday season and know that I wish you peace,
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