Readings and Manifestos!

I also know people are struggling articulating what they want to create through W4C
So-- #1-- Read the pieces housed here in Module 3:
A bunch of CU/P2P friends have shared their stories of WHY and HOW they do what they do

Then-- lets talk tonight about what forms/products would be useful to you

I’ve also been thinking a lot about Manifestos as an idea for this course and something that could be a collaborative place to start together to articulate what kind of artifacts we need to affect the change we’re looking for together

If that sounds up your alley-- then also take a look at the below links of examples of manifestos and, either solo or with people around the room—start to compose together

By the end of tonight—post something/anything that expresses your passion for change and puts a stake in the ground about what youre fighting for. You can elaborate over the course of the next week-- but dont leave tonight without posting, k?

Stumbled upon this on the Internet. Maybe it’s a good primer on some statements?

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted to P2P due to statistics. Because of that I haven’t been able to think about what it is I’m fighting for. As of last night and this morning I’ve come to the conclusion that my fight for change is urban farming. Not sure if that’s an ideal topic for this forum but it’s a passion of mine. I have artifacts and articles on the topic that id like to share along with my thoughts and poems. I’ll be working on further research soon.

Hey @Gina I think this is a perfect topic for any forum, but for this one especially because I don’t think it’s something a lot of us know about. Please do share what you find out!

Sounds great Gina. I can’t wait to read some of your poems.

I enjoyed this short video Tyler. Thanks for sharing.

I decided to create a disability manifesto since working with the special needs population is my passion.
Disability Manifesto
People with disabilities want …
• To be spoken to, not at.
• To be heard, not ignored.
• To be looked at, not through.
• To be treated like everyone else, not differently.
• To be known for their abilities, not their disability.
• To be asked if they need help, and when the answer is “NO”, for that response to be accepted.
• To be considered mentally competent despite physical appearances.
• To be gainfully employed, not considered a charity case.
• To be viewed as a productive member of society, not a societal failure.
• To be loved, not feared.


Hi Gina, urban farming is such a hot topic right now. I see that it is getting a lot attention due to the continuous raise of prices and the global concern of shortage of food supplies in the years to come.