Growing A Local Peace Economy Daily #156

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I think the most difficult thing is knowing where to start. The more I learn about systems of oppression and disenfranchisement, the more convoluted and interconnected they seem to be ... in ways that make the system feel unchangeable and unconquerable. A good friend recently told me that if a room seems too messy to clean, the best thing to do is to simply start cleaning whatever is closest to you. That’s what Monday night’s NRA vigil felt like; I began to clean my immediate surroundings and everyone around me began to clean their immediate surroundings and by morning, it felt like all of us together had made a difference.” — Aniqa Raihan, CODEPINK DC intern

Daily Practice: Aniqa was an organizer of the NRA vigil Monday night to Tuesday morning and speaks perfectly about how each of us need to begin cleaning the room. Let her be inspiration to growing your local peace economy. It is beginning that is so hard in the face of what feels like insurmountable odds and difficulties. But begin we must. What is your next step today? Take it!

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