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December 9, 2021
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“Building community is an act of creation, and we need that to survive.”


On the one year anniversary of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, racial justice organizer Grace Aheron puts forth a transcendent vision of community creation in the wake of devastation. Her participatory talk for CreativeMornings/Charlottesville models how protest and disruption awaken the imaginative capacity to envision a world where people feel whole. She builds irresistible communities that draw people deeper into the work of eradicating white supremacy and economic oppression. Watch Aheron’s moving talk to discover what’s waiting on the other side of destruction, if we’re brave enough to build it. 

Grace Aheron is a multi-racial queer Southerner from Roanoke, Virginia. Dubbed a “people weaver” by friends, she believes that collective liberation is for everyone. Aheron organizes with Showing Up For Racial Justice, and her main artistic engagement is with the Carnival de Resistance.
 
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Over the past two years, we’ve come to associate “remote experiences” with the flattening effect of video conferencing screens or chat threads. To break through the monotony, Double Take Labs created a Remote Experience Generator for Harvest's Time in this Time series. This interactive portal allows you to specify time, synchronicity, energetic commitment, and other variables to spark some new ideas for staying safely connected and active during the pandemic. Try it for yourself!

(From our content partner Harvest)
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Adrienne Maree Brown and more on decolonizing the future.*

The literature clock tells you the current time using a literary snippet.*

What could you accomplish if you showed up at the same time, every day, this January?

3 tips to get started on journaling as self-care

If you attended a FieldTrip this year, tell us what you learned

“What I’d wish I had known as a first-time manager.” 

The intimacy of listening to a friend talk about something that electrifies them.

Wendy MacNaughton on how drawing tells the truth of what we see.

Typography fundamentals through Google Fonts.  

Six steps to add more play into your workday.*

Following mysterious spotlights in the sky. 

The best looking bollard in Philadelphia.*

*Thanks to Ella Saltmarshe, Leonie Wise, Alice Katter, and Aneta Pavlenko for the link inspiration.
 
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Hiring? Looking for work? Check out the CreativeGuild.

CreativeMornings (hey, that’s us!) is hiring a Partnerships Manager in New York. 

Here’s your chance to be Mailchimp’s remote Senior Manager for Partner Success.

Southwest Strategies is hiring an In-House Designer in San Diego.

Wistia is hiring a Director of Product Marketing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Open Book Communications is looking for an Art Director in Minneapolis. 

Could you be Curve’s new Workshop Facilitator in London (remote-friendly)?  

Art Processors in hiring a Visual Designer in Australia (remote-friendly). 
 
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This newsletter was made like a simple line drawing. I sketched a few contours that hint at some greater design for you to fill in with your imagination. 

✍️ Drawing and waving,
Annie Yi, CreativeMornings HQ
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