KEEP UP WITH ARISE!
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In the messiest intersections
May Day, also called Workers' Day or International Workers' Day, is the day that commemorates the struggles and gains made by workers and the labour movement. It is observed in many countries on May 1. In the United States and Canada, a similar observance, known as Labor Day, occurs on the first Monday of September.
As our economy shifts and we feel the squeeze of extreme capitalism and the roll back of worker rights and protections, under the guise of inflation, I encourage you to pay attention, stay woke, and know that our liberation is inextricably linked. Our only way ahead is standing up for one another.
May is also mental health awareness month. Check on your strong friends.
Prioritize rest. Take a break from social media. Spend some time in nature. Find and cultivate joy.
Our May 2023 Reading List
You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience - Tarana Burke
I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times - Monica Guzman
Good Enough Mother - Rene Syler
Rest Is Resistance A Manifesto - Tricia Hershey
The Sugar Jar: Create Boundaries, Embrace Self-Healing, and Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life - Yasmine Cheyenne
Support Local independent bookstores!
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