Together We Love!
During Black History Month, folks across the GRCA movement reflected on resilience. Standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we celebrate the strength and transformative power of Black Futures. Our work exists - our movements exist - because of the strength, power, knowledge, wisdom, and work of black folks, and we acknowledge and pay respect to that labour this month, and every month.
This month, we’re also celebrating solidarity, accomplices, strength, collaboration, and love. Love for our co-conspirators, love for our communities, love for ourselves.
We’ve created a Valentine for folks in our movement, and we've used the hashtag #togetherwelove on social media.
We demonstrate our love for ourselves and each other through solidarity and collaboration and through recognizing that individually we are strong, but Together, we are formidable. This year, our conference theme will be Together We Are The GRCA, and through that solidarity and togetherness we want to share the LOVE that this work produces: radical, unapologetic love for the movement, and for those folks who are doing the hard work of transforming our societies and shifting power in our communities.
Last chance for Board Nominations and Workshop Proposals!
If interested, please read the 2019 GRCA Board Prospectus for requirements, duties, and expectations, as well as the nominations process. Click here to apply or nominate someone.
Each of us knows a little, but together we know a lot! To propose a workshop and share your knowledge, skills, experience, and insights with fellow GRCA organizers from around the world, propose a workshop for the 2019 conference! Both nominations and workshop proposals close March 1.
New Merch Available!
We are excited to announce the launch of our merch campaign to support our theme, Together we are the GRCA! We have tanks, tees, and sweatshirts up for sale, and the proceeds from these will go to the fundraising efforts that support international travel and accessibility so that more of us can join together at this year's conference!
Resolutions, Resources and Readings
“To build power, we need to center love and make it a priority to work on healing from the trauma of state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism.” - quote from Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter Movement in this piece: Black Love - Resistance and Liberation
TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Joseph Lublink, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” - audre lorde : Self-Care Strategies for Survival