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Call Out from the newly formed Oakland Bread and Roses Collective
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,
and that is an act of political warfare.” –Audre Lorde
THIS IS A CALL OUT
To caregivers, parents, best friends, and elders.
To feminists of all genders, queers, transfolks, and radicals.
To anyone who enjoys a meal after a long day of struggle.
In light of recent state and police repression, and in solidarity with
the long history of anti-racist, anti-capitalist struggle, we seek to
create networks of practical support and solidarity.
We reject the sexist notion that caregiving is secondary to any other
sort of organizing. Instead, we place this work at the center of
building sustainable networks of radical support. We acknowledge the
toll that collective and individual trauma has on our lives and we
work to create spaces in which we can heal.
We are a ride home.
We are a warm meal.
We are a safe space.
We are mutual aid in action.
We are a community of respect and support.
If you ‘d like to get involved, contact us at breadandrosesoakland@gmail and look out for a meeting announcement.
Love and Rage,
Bread and Roses Collective Oakland
* The Bread and Roses Collective is a small group of people who have been
involved in Occupy Oakland and other Bay Area struggles. We’ve been
dreaming about this project, but don’t want ownership or control. We
want this to be a collaborative effort that can grow into something
that serves the community