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Elder Activists for Social Justice (EASJ)


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Understanding Systems through Conflict Transformation

Living in the Doughnut

Using the guidelines on page 68, I will use the Oxfam “doughnut” diagram to consider how the factors in the inner circle have affected my personal well-being, or what their absence would mean for my life.


Understanding Systems through Conflict Transformation

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will observe local, national, and international news each day this week through a conflict resolution lens.


Justice for the Whole Community

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 180 minute(s) this week. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)


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  • We have finished our six course sessions and have moved on to using our understanding of systems to continue our active involvement in building greater social justice in our personal interactions as well as in our communities.  Thank you, Ecochallenge, for contributing to our understanding of the big picture.

  • To take some time for nature I doubled the effect by taking my granddaughter to a forest to look for wildlife (robin and woodpecker or sapsucker, squirrel), lichens, mosses, mushrooms, wildflowers (the trilliums were coming out), flowing water, new sprouts and, of course, towering trees, all in glorious bounty and diversity.

  • I've been walking this week in the shadow of Sopris Mountain, part of the Rockies in Carbondale, Colorado. The Crystal River flows through here and it's still icy cold but the willows are beginning to color up and the pussy willows are growing fat.