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Doing Justice-Based Community Work? Share on Facebook

Friday, January 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

From convener Meredith Martin Moats --The Politics, Folklore and Social Justice section recently started a series of conversations and posts on Facebook and we'd love to have you join us and send information regarding what you've been up to.

Some back story: In recent years our focus as a group has been on growing the capacity of our section and, as Molly Bollick so eloquently said, "restructuring how we, as a group of cultural workers, do meaningful work rooted in justice and action-oriented practice."

We know that so many folklorists are engaged in this kind of work in both their professional and personal lives and we want to serve as a resource organization for all of us doing this kind of work in any arena of our lives. So we're broadening our scope to include any kind of work that is community-based and justice based. To help us learn more about who is out there, we're doing a series of Facebook posts highlighting updates from communities across the U.S.

We want to hear from both established organizations and folks new to this kind of work with the goal of building connections and conversations for the long haul.

So far we've had updates from MO and UT and we'd love to hear from you!

Check us out here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Folklore-Society-Politics-Folklore-and-Social-Justice-Section/497021950347458

To let us know what you're up to send me a message at mailto:meredithmartin_moats@yahoo.comor message us on FB at the link above.

As we move forward we'll be keeping record of this information so we can have a greater understanding of the work that is already taking place and how we can support one another as a community.

 




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