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How To Build Global Community Postcard

How To Build Global Community Postcard

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Imagine other cultures through their poetry and novels
Listen to new music. Dance to it
Act Locally. Notice the workings of power & privilege in your culture
Question consumption. Know how your lettuce and coffee are grown
wake up and smell the exploitation. Look for fair trade and union labels

Help build economies from the bottom up. Acquire few needs
Learn a second (or third) language
Visit people, places, and cultures - not tourist attractions
Learn people's history. Re-define progress
Know physical and political geography
Play games from other cultures.

Don't confuse your comfort with your safety. Talk to strangers
Watch films with subtitles. Know your heritage
Honor everyone's holidays
Look at the moon and imagine someone else,
Somewhere else, looking at it too
Read the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Understand the global economy in terms of people, land, and water
Know where your bank banks
Never believe you have the right to anyone else's resources
Refuse to wear corporate logos: defy corporate domination
Question military/corporate connections
Don't confuse money with wealth, or time with money
Have a pen/email pal. Honor indigenous cultures

Judge governance by how well it meets all people's needs
Be skeptical about what you read
Eat adventurously. Enjoy vegetables, beans and grains in your diet
Choose curiosity over certainty
Know where your water comes from and where your wastes go

Pledge allegiance to the earth: question nationalism
Think South, Central, and North- There are many Americans
Assume that many others share your dreams
Know that no one is silent though many are not heard
Work to change this

(Available as a Notecard also.) Printed on Recycled Paper.

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