F19 UGP-1 Residency has ended

Abenaki Acknowledgement

We acknowledge this land we sit on and the people whose home this is. This land is the land of the aboriginal Abenaki people who have lived here for over 12,900 years. The Abenaki people faced centuries of war and disease stemming from the European invasion, continued eradication pre and post American Revolution and sterilization as a result of the Vermont Eugenics laws in the 20th century. The resilience and strength of the Abenaki people continues to manifest itself today in their protection of the land and their communities. As members of the Missisquoi Tribe of the Abenaki Nation shared with us, “We will always stand up and protect our aboriginal title.

Apocalypse, Futurity, and (Re)Making the World:

Are We at the Beginning, the End or Somewhere Else? 

To see that your life is a story
while you’re in the middle of living it

may be a help to living it well.

-Ursula K. LeGuin

This is a turbulent time for the planet, the United States, and Goddard College. Challenges abound. Uncertainty is commonplace. And we are being asked to (re)consider who we are, what we believe, and what our future will be. 

Our theme for this residency was created as a call to question where you are in any of the particular stories in which you exist and consider how that questioning changes what is possible.  How does your worldview open or foreclose possibilities? What stories have you been holding about where the planet, the United States, and Goddard College are in their life cycles? How do those stories inform your decision-making as a person, community member, artist/writer, scholar, activist, learner, healer, practitioner, etc.? What are the sources of your stories/worldview? How does the location of those sources affect the kinds of stories that appear in and are embraced within those spaces? What makes it possible to think outside of one’s personal story in order to understand other stories? What skills are required in navigating these stories and the worlds they create? 

Keeping these questions in mind and heart, we invite you to utilize the creative and intellectual resources of your degree track to propose answers to the residency theme as well as visions for what the planet, the United States, and/or Goddard College could look like in the future.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY: To document residency activities, we may take photographs of events. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform the photographer. If you are photographing people, please check with the group or individuals to see if anyone objects to being photographed.

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Friday, August 23 • 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Tap Out Orientation (REQUIRED for all Tap Out People)

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“Tap-Outs” are a workshop role Omi Masika and Kristin Schwab (Goddard alumni and staff) learned from a group of radical young folks based out of Minneapolis, MN. The role of a Tap-Out person is multidimensional, and may entail one, all, or none of these things–it is dependent on the participant/Tap-Out relationship:
*to hold space for a participant who is experiencing difficulty processing information
*to build relationships with and offer support to folks who are experiencing marginalization
*to further challenge participants in critical thinking and developing a lens of social justice
All of these support the continued container development for Justice and Inclusion work at Goddard overall, meaning that the entire community can continue to move forward, and individuals get one-on-one support with a goal to bring them back into the work the community is doing.

All Tap Out People are required to attend a Tap Out People orientation at UGP1 on Friday, Aug. 23, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm. Only students who have completed the Tap Out Application and been selected to serve as a Tap Out Person may attend. If you have questions or want to apply to be a tap out person, please contact Karen Stupski at karen.stupski@goddard.edu. 

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Kristin Schwab

Facilitator, AORTA
Kristin Schwab is a community cook and organizer. A Philadelphia-area native, Kristin is passionate about building community, dismantling oppression, and working towards collective liberation. As a middle class woman of Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and German descent, she is deeply... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 4:15pm - 6:15pm
CC207 Media Room

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