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Glitter in the Dark

Aydasara Ortega is a Faculty Member of Psychology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.


1. Reintegrate

"We must reintegrate what has been divided and conquered in our societies, between our peoples, between us and the natural world around us, and within ourselves. We can do this in many ways: by promoting acts that increase local autonomy and self-determinism, by exposing the myth of treating the individual as limited in its ability to actually address root causes".



2. Think

3. Act on it

  • choose a cause and reason why, set achievable goals, figure out a timeline


4. Identify

  • collect as much information as possible relevant to the cause you intend to promote, identify reliable sources

5. Connect

  • search for others - people and organizations - that could support the cause


6. Develop

  • create honest, informative, original and persuasive content both detailing and precising it (in brochures, flyers, manuals, modules, posters...)

7. Disseminate

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  • disseminate it through digital platforms and in different ways (such as video, audio, live streams...)

8. Organize

  • organize and encourage those already involved to safely go out and alert others about it (in parks, plazas, community gardens...)


9. Speak Up

  • speak up through traditional media (television, radio, printed press...)

10. Speak With

  • speak with ‘decision makers’ (legislators, council members, representatives...), invite them to join the cause


11. Record

  • document the process, measure all the outcomes based on the proposed goals

12. Share

  • share the results

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate."

Glitter in the Dark

© 2020 Aydasara Ortega Torres

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