Not Standing Alone

Direct action is never quite how you practiced it. At the run-through the night before the PNC annual shareholder meeting in Tampa, Florida I was one of several people who role played how we planned to stand up during the meeting, take off our business jackets to reveal t-shirts that said, “Praying for PNC to [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Nonviolent Direct Action|

Why I’m Fasting

Let me just say up front that I am not one of those people who feel all joyful and clearheaded when they’re fasting. The first time I fasted, a few months ago, I was looking at the gummy bear vitamins by 7am, wondering if eating a handful would be cheating. I had decided to fast [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00March 21st, 2013|Climate Change, Nonviolent Direct Action|

Police Report

Well, it’s Valentines Day, and boy am I feeling the love! Thanks to everyone who prayed for me/held me in the Light during my recent civil disobedience action. I felt so well supported by everyone—especially my family, Chestnut Hill Meeting, and Earth Quaker Action Team. You can see the greeting I got on my release [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00February 14th, 2013|Climate Change, Nonviolent Direct Action|

I’m ready to risk arrest. Will you support me?

Dear Friends, Within the next month, I plan to commit civil disobedience, which may well lead to my arrest. It’s a big step for me—the first time in my life I’ve done this—but saving the climate for our children feels that important. Will you support me, not by getting arrested yourself, but by taking a [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00January 31st, 2013|Nonviolent Direct Action|

Earth Quaker Activism

Just over three years ago, I wrote a blog post questioning whether I could still call myself an activist and reflecting on what type of social engagement I felt drawn to. An even earlier post, questioned what kinds of political events I wanted to bring my children to, especially after the Bush Administration demoralized so many [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:34+00:00April 20th, 2012|Nonviolent Direct Action, Spirituality|