Thursday, December 14, 2006

Recovery Council After Break

It is hard to frame how to support individual and group empowerment without replicating our bureaucratic past. Partly, people who have experienced oppression believe that power resides in the stuctural tools used by their oppressors. So, the way to fight organizational oppression is through similar organizations.

Thus, we recreate oppressive power relationships in the very act of trying to defeat them.
At the same time, the community that should be changed by the Recovery Movement already exists, and can't be changed from scratch.

We need to create new individual habits, social relationships, and cultural and community artifacts.

How do we do that?

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