Move to Amend will be at Burning Man this year with a highly informative, interactive theme camp! Our purpose? To engage the tens of thousands of participants at this yearly, week-long event, which is essentially “a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.” We need your help!
Proposed events & tactics for the week:
We the People Listen - Playa Listening Campaign - interviewing participants at various theme camps (more about this campaign: https://movetoamend.org/listen)
Documentary screenings - showing Moving to Amend’s Legalize Democracy documentary at our theme camp and engaging interested participants about our amendment goals
‘Issues’ Parade/March - a fun, engaging and theatrical display of whatever issue it is that ties the attendants to corporate personhood!
Are you going to Burning Man this year? Would you be willing to volunteer in one or more of the following capacities:
We the People Listen canvassers
Camp representatives for Move to Amend: members at our theme camp who engage participants and help answer any questions about our movement’s mission and objectives
Contact Ambrosia Danu at ambrosiad [at] movetoamend.org or by phone at 775.742.7865 for more information or to get involved!
An Interpretation of the 10 Principles of Burning Man:
1: Decommodification - Cultures desire to develop collective environments that are uncorrupt by commercial interests. Democracy is NOT a commodity that must be bought or traded for.
2: Radical inclusion - Building real relationships and incorporating everyone’s ideas and feedback to ensure all perspectives are being analyzed, especially the systematically oppressed.
3: Civic Responsibility - Fully understanding our place of accountability in the microcosm of political discourse; that We the People have rights and authority.
4: Participation - Utilizing action and strategy to put energy into projects to gain skill and insight. Knowledge gained through deeply personal experience is extremely powerful.
5: Immediacy - Understanding the sense of urgency necessary to move forward and create change in order to solve problems as they occur.
6: Radical self expression - Embracing the freedom of individuality and accepting the rights and liberties of others as unique gifts.
7: Gifting - In a community where no one must suffer to maintain the luxuries of the powerful, this gesture is an unconditional act of love.
8: Leave no trace - Being mindful of the delicate balance of nature and dismantling structures that have an obvious impact. Ensuring that we are accountable for our personal spaces and striving to leave them better than we found them.
9: Radical self reliance - Identifying and utilizing one’s own personal means and strengths.
10: Communal effort - Fully addressing the need for structural change and the obstacles to achieving authentic democratic self-governance; engaging with the community to discuss issues and concerns and offer solutions.