culture: it's killing the planet. Amongst other things. Alas, few will
find other viable, less ecocidal options for accelerated, long-distance
travel. We of course encourage anyone who's able to walk, ride a
bicycle, etc., but in acknowledging the inevitability of motorized
travel to Wild Roots Feral Futures, we have a ride share board on our community forum site. Please use it! (Note post dates, as some may have yet to be cleaned out from years past.)
Until we're "driving through the wilderness across over grown freeways on our species' last tank of gas"...
Wild Roots Feral Futures
is an informal, completely free and non-commercial, and loosely
organized event operating on (less than a) shoe-string budget, formed
entirely off of donated, scavenged, or liberated supplies and sustained
through 100% volunteer effort.
This year, we are once again
reaching out to the greater community in an appeal for funding donations. All proceeds go directly to acquiring essential collective
supplies and food, as well as providing travel stipends for for
low-income members of frontline communities fighting against ecological
destruction, trainers, speakers, teachers, performers, medics, and
others who are traveling long distances to provide us with their
services, knowledge, skills, and expertise.
& expense reports will be openly reviewed on the ground at Wild
Roots Feral Futures by the organizers' collective and any other
attendees/participants interested in such transparency and
Wild Roots Feral Futures
takes place on occupied/stolen indigenous territory, primarily of the Nuutsiu (occasionally spelled Nuciu or Nuchu, aka "Ute") people. In recognition of
this truth and as a first step in addressing it, we
seek to establish proactive working relationships with those whose stolen land we gather
upon, and return the space we temporarily liberate to the centering and
amplification of indigenous voices and struggles. Our understanding is
that any community of resistance that
doesn't center the voices of indigenous people and put their leadership
in the forefront is a movement that is part of the problem.
HOWEVER, *how* to return such space and amplify such voices without
engaging in tokenizing behavior remains problematic, as does (neo)colonial
dynamics of further extracting yet more use value from indigenous
communities by expecting and requesting their participation in such
We recognize that protocol varies from community to community and Nation
to Nation, and we feel that a good first step on our part is to simply
reach out and establish contact, as we are doing now.
Please feel free to call us out, send us feedback, reach out
to us, offer your participation, etc., at firstname.lastname@example.org