WoCR/NoCR / / Multicultural Community Center
Embrace Abundance: We Are The Seed And The Soil
MCC presents “Embrace Abundance: We’re the Seed and the Soil,” our 8th annual Week of Cultural Resistance and 19th annual Night of Cultural Resistance. This year we invite you to embrace abundance within scarcity, and reflect on our current strategies for self and community nourishment. We are drawing from frameworks that ask us to engage with the climate apocalypse from a lens of curiosity, offered by adrienne maree brown in Emergent Strategy and their “How to Survive the End of the World” podcast. We’d like to create moments with intentions of getting to know our neighbors, learning communal skill-sharing, and living into practices for tending to the land we occupy.
Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower phrase, “All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you…,” we desire to foster symbiotic relationships and connections between our communities. As we move through preparing for a climate apocalypse, we turn to every seed, plant, tree, and mushroom to teach us about living in symbiotic relationships. We acknowledge that many of our communities have a long history of nourishing our livelihoods in scarce environments, and that we have what we need to build thriving, sustainable ecosystems.
We are the seed and the soil