As Elders, we feel a moral responsibility to address the many challenges facing our communities and to discover ways in which to offer our resources, wisdom, and generativity in service of the preservation and protection of life for future generations. The purpose of the Elder Activists for Social Justice (EASJ) Team is to educate and engage a movement of Elders with social justice issues so that together we can create a more just and thriving world for all.
Our mission is to educate ourselves, share our growing understanding of these issues, and encourage collaborative, active engagement to address these issues as we build the EASJ Team.
Some of the questions that we ask:
- How can we deepen and expand our understanding of issues of social justice and become allies to people who have been marginalized by our society?
- How do these underlying social justice issues — oppression, inequality, racism, white privilege – affect all of us?
- How do we explore the intersection of social, economic and environmental justice, which are each rooted in separation – the disconnection of individuals from each other, from our nurturing planet Earth, and from a source of spiritual guidance?
Our actions are divided between the study of social justice issues and coordinating effective responses to these issues within EAN, our local communities, and in our nation.
It’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake, because my great, great grandchildren…ask me in dreams, “What did you do while the planet was plundered?”
~ Drew Dellinger