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How to Combat Organizer Burnout

What is Burnout? Burnout is more than an abundance of stress; it is the act of being emotionally and physically drained from numerous experiences simultaneously. Psychologists define burnout as a “break between what people are and what they have to do.” With so many balls to juggle, feeling intense exhaustion can be expected. Yet, there are opportunities to combat this burnout, including in the world of community organizing. Be Aware of the Symptoms Remedying burnout starts with understanding how overexhaustion and stress can show up in your body. Here are a few symptoms to look out for: Exhaustion: Feeling [...]

June 20th, 2023|Tools for Action|

Bella Dziak: Organizer Spotlight

University of New Hampshire student and organizer, Bella Dziak, is working towards increasing food security on her school's campus. 1) What are you working on now—the change you are feeling the most urgency around making in the world through your organizing? My team and I are working towards increasing food security for students who utilize the dining halls at University of New Hampshire. We are requesting our administration change the mandatory unlimited meal plan option for those living in dorms on campus. Many people who have dietary restrictions due to allergies, religion, and ethics are unable to value their [...]

June 6th, 2023|Organizer Spotlights|

Robyn Finnicum: Organizer Spotlight

Robyn Finnicum is an organizer in Nevada advocating for higher standards in recovery housing. Check out her journey below! 1) What are you working on now—the change you are feeling the most urgency around making in the world through your organizing? I am working with a team of organizers in Nevada to advocate for standards in recovery housing in the state. Through group and individual listening sessions, we identified one of the biggest barriers to recovery in Nevada is the lack of safe and inclusive recovery homes. Women and men shared a need for family housing. The LGBTQIA community shared [...]

May 25th, 2023|Organizer Spotlights|

Sean Wilson: Organizer Spotlight

This week's spotlight goes to Sean Wilson, an activist who grew up in Milwaukee. As someone with 17 years of lived experience and direct involvement with the criminal legal system, Sean has made it his mission to help others and make progress for real reform in a system that is broken. 1) What are you working on now—the change you are feeling the most urgency around making in the world through your organizing? We are working and collaborating with 13 leaders who have been directly impacted by the issue of mass incarceration in 13 of our priority states and [...]

May 18th, 2023|Organizer Spotlights|

Aaron Kucharski: Organizer Spotlight

This week’s organizer spotlight features Aaron Kucharski, an organizer based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 1) What are you working on now—the change you are feeling the most urgency around making in the world through your organizing? In my own personal organizing I am working to move a bill through the SC statehouse that would put Narcan in every high school across the state. In my own community I am working with my local Recovery Advocacy Project team (RAP - GrandStrand!) to do direct outreach with people who are experiencing housing insecurities or struggling with substance use by organizing [...]

May 11th, 2023|Organizer Spotlights|

Cassidy Conley: Organizer Spotlight

This week’s organizer spotlight features Cassidy Conley, a youth organizer from Detroit, Michigan (and participant in the 2023 YEP Winter Summit): 1) What are you working on now—the change you are feeling the most urgency around making in the world through your organizing? There are so many issues to be addressed, and it is impossible to solve them all on my own; this is why creating a safe environment for BIPOC, Women, and LGBTQIA+ youth to actively participate in this movement makes all the difference. I am currently working on a few different projects including ensuring youth turnout to [...]

May 1st, 2023|Organizer Spotlights|

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