Safer Spaces of Decolonize/Occupy Oakland: Some Reflections on Mental Health and Anti-Oppression Work in Revolutionary Times.
Keywords:Activist mental health, Occupy Oakland
AbstractSince its inception in October, the eruption of the Decolonize/Occupy1 movement in Oakland, California has been swift and powerful. Safer Spaces2 is a volunteer-run committee that was formed at the inception of Decolonize/Occupy Oakland to provide anti-oppression advocacy and mental and emotional wellness support to participants of the movement. We were created quickly, creatively, and with little lived experience of a movement this powerful to draw on for guidance. This is an overview of the work we have been doing, and a brief reflection on my experiences of our collective as we have worked to serve the movement.
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