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Process artist Chris Corrigan has been sharing some of his experience from visiting Occupy Vancouver.
His latest blog post is a fascinating read, with interesting suggestions on how to continue the Occupation in the midst of tremendous discouragement and despair.
I think though that even if the camp comes down, the movement needs to continue and these thoughts are offered for now or later, and perhaps as well to other camps that are experiencing similar dynamics.
Focus on resourceful ways to build collective safety. The safety conversation is the first one. That is not an exciting conversation to have necessarily – more process and meta talk – but it is a crucial one. My friend Christina Baldwin has said that “a single person cannot create safety in a group, but a group can learn to take responsibility for its own safety.” That learning could go on at Occupy Vancouver. What do we need to do to take collective responsibility for our own safety?...