An open space for global conversation
Occupy Cafe was born out of the efforts of a group of people who first met through the FOUR YEARS.GO campaign for social justice, environmental sustainability and spiritual fulfillment. We share a common vision of a global "shift" or "great transition" that is under way and in need of support so that it accelerates to meet the fundamental systemic challenges we face on this planet.
As designers, hosts and providers of the "backbone infrastructure" for this initiative, we have adopted the designation of "Occupy Cafe Stewards." This term is inspired by Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities (Nancy White, Etienne Wenger and John D. Smith) and also by Peter Block's Stewardship. It suggests to us that we are caretakers and hosts, not managers or directors. We will take responsibility for the well being of the whole, while allowing it to evolve and emerge based on the collective intelligence of the community that forms within it.
The Occupy Cafe Stewards are: