While honoring its origins in the teachings of Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects is an evolving body of work. Evolving Edges features new theory, practices and other developments in the Work That Reconnects.
There is a current focus on revisioning the Work with the aims of decolonization, integrating a deeper anti-oppression framing and analysis, embracing marginalized perspectives and considerations, and generally making the Work safer and more relevant for non-dominant groups. In Sarah Thompson’s article for the August 2017 special issue of Deep Times journal, she introduces the language of “Intersectionalization” of the Work That Reconnects.
If you are newer to this conversation and topic, please read through this glossary of language for navigating systems of oppression. Having shared understanding around language is helpful for being able to have conversations together.
We invite registered facilitators to submit posts to the Undoing oppression & Intersectionalization blog on your experiences with evolving the Work in this respect. All are welcome to comment on blog posts in ways that contribute to learning and growth.
We are working on creating forums for discussions on all aspects of evolution of this Work. Stay tuned.