Monday, May 31, 2010

pre- Greenpeace Organizing Term DC

As I said before, This summer i am doing a training/internship with Greenpeace in DC and I know there are a few people who want an update on my 'journey' we'll call it. I did think about creating another blog just for my summer internship but honestly, it's such a waste of time. First i would have to add a 3rd blog to my list of blogs (and three's a crowd) and then i'd have to arrange the colors and the layout- time i don't feel like giving up. Plus, quite honestly, no one reads the vacation/trip blogs b/c they're kind of lame. At least if i keep my own blog, not every post will be about how awsm my time is here and what you're missing out on.

With that, i Start with the pre- GOT DC blog post!

I've been here for about a week- exploring and wandering. It's been pretty exciting. I've decided that I'm not that big on the city though- things close early and there's nothing to do after that. That probably means that i just need to find more things to do- i know there's a lot of free art shows and performances that happen (usually earlier but they happen). Plus, i think when my program starts I'll have more things to keep busy with.

Tomorrow is my first official day. I'm excited but at the same time nervous! I have no idea what to expect except for the vague promise of working on campaigns and training to become a better grassroots leader. I'm hoping that I'll be able to take away with me not only new tools but a changed mindset. my biggest hope is for this experience to help me think in a way that sees every occasion as an opportunity to campaign for environmental justice. I also want to work on my photography while i'm here **fingers crossed for plenty of new amazing photos!!!** I always tend to forget my camera. (so bulky!)

To get me all pumped i've definitely been listening to some protest music. It gets you pumped to change the world! here's what's on the playlist (obviously you got a sample with the flobots and the mutabaruka):

Fight the Power- Public Enemy
Burn Hollywood Burn- Public Enemy
Wolves- Dead Prez
Police State- Dead Prez
War- Bob Marley
Fight with Tools- Flobots
White Flag Warrior- Flobots
Airplane Mode- Flobots
Mayday- Flobots
Them Belly Full (but we hungry)- Bob Marley
Redemption Song- Bob Marley
Any Means Necessary- Mutabaruka
Letter from a Friend- Mutabaruka
I Don Ave A Color Problem- Mutabaruka

side note- I may not fully agree with ever line from every one of these songs, but they all have a purpose and there's a nugget of truth with each song.



explicithandlz said...

Flobots! You don't have Defend Atlantis though, that's my favorite one of their songs.

Tabby said...

i was thinking about adding it! but i decided i liked airplane mode a lot more.