After Bloom’s first conference last year in San Francisco, we still owe the amazing catering crew $200. Will you help us make that goal, or beyond?
The Qwitchen supports radical food justice through community cooking and health food redistribution. They are currently preparing and distributing food for front-line and vulnerable people affected by the pandemic in Oakland, California and the surrounding East Bay. Qwitchen stands for queer witch kitchen. They support queer-owned farms around the Bay Area, and create food, herbal, and beauty products in ways that support queer ecologies and queer ways of caring for each other and land in community.
They are truly wonderful people. The meals they provided during Pollination: Regenerative Futures Summit nourished and inspired everyone to do the deep relationship building and collaborate intellectual work we did throughout the weekend
All amounts donated, including if we go over our goal, will go straight to their efforts.
You may also write a check. Make it out to Planetwork (they are Bloom’s fiscal sponsor), and write Bloom Network in the memo line. Mail to: Bloom Network, 855 Hanover St #1458, Manchester, NH 03014.
List in progress! Is there a movement you’d like to see listed here? Contact us here.
Our intention with Bloom Network is not to circumscribe people into one movement or into our “brand”, but to help people find regenerative spectrum activities and groups they can participate in and contribute to, and to boost the visibility of initiatives that are doing wonderful work for all of our well-being on this planet <3.
Voices of Amerikua – collaborative documentary and multimedia lab featuring Indigenous- Native American- First Nation communities of North, Central and South America and their efforts to protect their Culture, Land and Rights
Fibershed – how to produce clothing in a regenerative way
Restorative Justice – Instead of putting people in prison, a mediator guides all parties involved in and impacted by a crime into a process to decide together how to best restore community well being and safety. It always(?) has better outcomes and is way cheaper than putting people in jail or prison.
From the Facebook group Decolonize Consciousness / Anti-Colonial Solidarity
Below are resources that were generated during the month of November 2014 which was a month the Evolver Network had the theme of Social Justice & Decolonization (http://realitysandwich.com/227574/evolvernetwork_theme_nov2014/). Big thank you’s to all who shared info especially Mira Melaluca, Magenta, Absalom Nawtsamaat, Dixie Pauline, Tami and Vanessa Bui. Also thanks to Mya Geweke for collecting links from the Evolver Learning Lab.
-Sobey Wing, Evolver Network Cross Cultural Relations, Evolver So-Called Vancouver Sporeganizer
DECOLONIZING THE MIND Dr. Michael Yellow Bird speaks at Portland State University, “Healing through neurodecolonization and mindfulness”
Savage Anxieties Part 1: The Doctrine of Discovery w/Robert
Williams Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and member
of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, an internationally acclaimed expert on First
Research Justice: Decolonizing Knowledge, Building Power
explored the role of Research Justice within and across academia,
tribal contexts, and grassroots organizing efforts from the local to the
global. This town-hall style discussion brought together Angela Davis,
Jason Ferreira, and Chief Caleen Sisk in critical dialogue about the
possibilities and challenges facing scholars, tribal leaders, and
community-based organizations committed to working towards Research
A Time for Treason – a wide range of anti-oppressive readings compiled after Trump’s election. A
reading list created by a group of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Muslim,
and Jewish people who are writers, organizers, teachers, anti-fascists,
anti-capitalists, and radicals. http://thenewinquiry.com/features/a-time-for-treason/
Exciting news! Bloom Network is looking for new board members as we emerge from design phase to implementation. Is this you? Let us know!
Joining the Bloom Network nonprofit board is an exciting opportunity to:
Influence the direction of the emerging regenerative movement
Meet leaders from diverse industries and social movements
Learn innovations in finance and governance that Bloom advocates
Bloom Network’s mission is to connect and support regenerative culture makers. We produce events and media through local chapters around the world, and take action together to achieve deeper wellness for our societies, our ecologies, and our economies. Bloom Network is currently informally led by our “Wisdom Council” of experienced local organizers and our active members, so that our real on-the-ground communities inform what features and developments happen here. In 2020 we will be formalizing this legally, with your assistance.
You’ll find our strategic plan here. One of our main goals 2019-2020 is fundraising for Bloom for the first time.
Requirements will be minimal, with a quarterly board meeting attended virtually. Getting up to speed on what Bloom Network is does take an unusual amount of bandwidth at first, as we are a new kind of organization.
Ideal Bloom board members at this time represent two of the following:
Professional experience in either media/marketing leadership or finance leadership
Based outside of the U.S.
Experience with an early stage organization
Available to assist with connections to philanthropists and grants that are a good match for Bloom
If you’d like to contribute as a Bloom board member, please email a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please outline your experience, a few specifics of what you would like to contribute, and what communities and network connections you work with. Lastly, please include a link to your LinkedIn or CV. Thank you!
Anyka Barber is founder, director and curator of Betti Ono gallery in Oakland, California.
We reached out to Anyka in response to Betti Ono’s fundraiser to power arts, culture, and community resilience. Contribute at https://bettiono.com/donate/.
Betti Ono is an experimentally minded space for art + culture + community. They are 100% Black women led and operated, dedicated to amplifying the work and voices of under-represented artists. Their vision and creative practice embody the bold, curious and unapologetic spirit of the gallery’s name-sakes Betti Mabry Davis and Yoko Ono. At Betti Ono, making art is a function of activism, community transformation, and cultural resilience.
Born and raised in Oakland, California Anyka Barber is a mother, an artist/activist, curator and entrepreneur. In 2010 Anyka founded Betti Ono, a creative social enterprise and center for arts, culture, and community committed to the cultural, social, political and economic emancipation and development of low-income, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities of color. In her role as director and curator of Betti Ono, she has curated and produced more than 60 exhibitions and public programs, as well as designed and integrated art, enterprise and social impact strategy to leverage creative capital, cultural products, and networks for good. She was most recently Director of Engagement and the Center for Audience and Civic Engagement at the Oakland Museum leading the museum’s signature education and public programs teams. She was Program Officer and Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation working with the Anchoring Communities/Place team to activate more than $10M in investments to preserve the racial and cultural identity of the Bay Area, prevent the displacement of low-income and communities of color and bring greater racial and economic equity to the region.
Behind the scene, Anyka is committed to strengthening the Bay Area arts community as an arts advocate and advisor. In June 2015, Anyka initiated the formation and design of a grassroots arts action and advocacy body, the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, whose mission is to “#KeepOaklandCreative, affordable and vibrant!” Anyka was named Most Socially Engaged Curator in 2015 and Betti Ono was nominated and voted ‘Best of the East Bay’ for the past five consecutive years 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 by East Bay Express.