Love-In-Action Taos Potluck Picnic, Community Parade, and Global Climate Convergence Events.

Rivera Sun, left and Kimo Ward, right of Love-In-Action Taos lead the Community Parade down Bent St. in Taos, NM during the Global Climate Convergence.

Rivera Sun, left and Kimo Ward, right of Love-In-Action Taos lead the Community Parade down Bent St. in Taos, NM during the Global Climate Convergence.

This week of activities was incredible. It really warmed my heart to see our Love-In-Action group being exactly what it intends to be in the world: love in action. Ken, Rick, Carol, Dariel, Sigrid, and I walked in the Global Peace Walk and Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony. Sigrid, Josie, Dariel, Rick, Carol, Erich, Ken, Aisling, and a few others joined the good-sized group who listened to Kathy Kelly speak about drones and Afghanistan. Several of you made it to my reading (thank you!) and Kimo, Patricia, Sigrid, Dariel, Rick, Carol, and Ken were all hands on deck during the 30mph winds that made our Convergence Day potluck picnic an adventure!

This is what I dreamed of when I formed Love-In-Action Network: that by gathering regularly, sharing cookies and conversation, we would find ourselves in a community of nonviolent action that appeared again and again on the issues that touched our hearts.

Thank you so much for being the change we wish to see in the world. From puppets to banners to catching wind-blown fliers to corn on the cob and burritos to your quiet attentive presences to snapping photos, I saw you all being love in action in a thousand ways this week. I am honored by your friendship and companionship in these times of great change.

Brave New Burro (the brass band) and a windblown Earth Flag carrier during the Global Climate Convergence Community Parade in Taos, NM.

Brave New Burro (the brass band) and a windblown Earth Flag carrier during the Global Climate Convergence Community Parade in Taos, NM.

May 12th is the next Love-In-Action Taos gathering. We’ll be discussing the upcoming arrival of the Great March for Climate Action (May 24th) and the same day March Against Monsanto. By the way, some of the Love-In-Action members were at the Strategy Session at the end of the Convergence … a woman there spoke about the beekeeper who is helping local landowners keep their agricultural status by leasing bees to them.  Perhaps we could help spread the word around the county about this opportunity and how bees help our whole environment.

On May 12th (6:30pm Unity of Taos), we can also discuss the Democracy School that Dariel and I attended directly after the Convergence, the Community Rights Ordinances, the Right to Climate, and the Rights of Nature. It’s an amazing movement that is growing around the country and we have an opportunity to join it. Other topics for May 12th are planning educational events such as the weekend of nonviolent action education we spoke about at the last meeting.

Love-In-Action member, Rick Brown, dressing a volunteer in his hand built Earth Puppet head costume before the Community Parade during the Global Climate Convergence in Taos, NM

Love-In-Action member, Rick Brown, dressing a volunteer in his hand built Earth Puppet head costume before the Community Parade during the Global Climate Convergence in Taos, NM

So much to be excited about!

With love,

Rivera Sun

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