During University Day 1976, students protested the reallocation of Upendo Lounge in Chase Hall. (The Daily Tar Heel, October 13, 1976.)

Student activism is UNC

I’ve been enjoying this excellent UNC History site with an interactive timeline of the successful student activism that led to the creation of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History that we know and love today. Don’t let Carol Folt or anyone else tell you activism is anathema to The University of …

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What is the point of direct action?

Why do those annoying protesters keep messing everything up with their inconvenient disobedience? My friend Deanna Zandt made a great explainer. Feel free to share.

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Gratitude and mindfulness

So thankful to have a mindfulness practice and to receive this insightful and badly-needed Buddhist perspective from a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Also appreciating the wise tweets of Buddhist teacher and author Ethan Nichtern right now. Among all the fake Buddhist ideas, the idea of maintaining “neutrality” is the most damaging now. It’s about being truthful, not neutral.

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Online organizing quickie

I recently needed to collect some links about online organizing and outreach for a colleague. These are mostly pretty quick reads for the organizer-on-the-go. In toolkit form (very handy): http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/online-organizing In traditional form: http://www.bloggerrelations.com In very short form: http://www.echoditto.com/best/organizing In manifesto form: http://culturekitchen.com/the_cluetrain_manifesto_for_people_powered_politics In guide form: http://www.epolitics.com/2006/07/03/online-politics-101-introduction-to-online-politics/ In wiki form: http://advocacy2.org

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lag4peace: Don’t Iraq Iran

Tomorrow a large coalition of activists is organizing a series of events in Second Life to raise awareness about preventing a war with Iran. I’m really excited about it and I will be there most of the day helping out as a media contact. This event also inspired me to add some Iran info to …

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