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From a NonViolent Communication workshop at YEA Camp

Pierce Delahunt: Social Emotional Leftist, M.Ed.

For those who hunger, give bread
For those with bread, give hunger for justice

Pierce Delahunt (he/they) holds an M.Ed. from the Institute for Humane Education. Their research was a study of activist-education programs throughout the country.​ They grew up in the occupied Lenape territories of New York and New Jersey.

Pierce has worked with CISV, Youth Empowered Action, SMASH Academy, the Coalition for Healthy School Food, and other activist + education programs since 2010. They teach Social Emotional Learning and Socialist Politic, including activism, social justice, and Leftist economics (or as they like to call it: economics).

​Pierce works from the frame that individualist social-emotional learning is insufficient: Our capacity to have fulfilling lives and​ ​relationships cannot come at the expense of others’​ abilities to do the same.

Love & Light

Testimonies

“I can tell the passion of the facilitator; really empowering. I also appreciate the space Pierce held for discussions. It felt like a safe space.”
- F*cking C*pitalism, Adult Participant

“It feels so good to hear a White man tell the truth”
- SEL for Social Justice, Black Indigenous Female College Student

“I also cannot express enough how grateful I am that your program fell into my lap during a pandemic. The experiences we had learning with you will impact us for the rest of our lives and hopefully fuel some change in this world.”
- Food Justice, Hosting Teacher of a High School Class

“I thought this [Food Justice course with Coalition for Healthy School Food] was going to come in and be like, ‘Come on, everybody! Let’s eat healthy!’ but nuh, like nah, he is like ‘Rich people control everything we eat’ and I am like whaa…”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“ I just want to say I really love the class, and appreciate everything we are learning. My dad already told me no more talking about Capitalism at the dinner table.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“I continue to be shocked about how intertwined racial injustice and food related injustice are intertwined, and that really stuck with me because of how much I realized I didn’t even know”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“I never really realized how better food options are available in upper class white neighborhoods instead of in neighborhoods with people of color and how even landowners affect what stores are available in a certain area.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“This is a serious issue because it is FOOD. Food should NOT be a privilege… It makes me mad. While I am at home eating a nice meal of pesto pasta, I never really stop to think of the person who is eating a gas station sandwich for dinner.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“I am glad we went deep into the topic about the history of our country. Not a lot of schools teach younger children about the brutal history, so I am glad I am learning more about it. These problems are still happening today, so it is good we are being educated about it.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“It was crazy how planned out these systems are, and how they aren’t corrupted by accident/over time but it’s planned the whole time.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“One of the things that stuck to me is that child labor laws don’t apply to agriculture. It was something I wasn’t educated about and it was shocking to me how hard these children working at farms at such a young age.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“[Something that stuck with me is] The amount of politics involved in having a good safe work environment and the fact that there has to be any discussion to make sure workers are being cared for or at least not put in harm’s way.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“The way that humans treat the earth now as opposed to years ago, how it’s treated as a prize.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“In many ways today, money has been used as a weapon. It has been used to buy off property from others or loaned to others as a way to control others. Money itself isn’t bad, I think it’s because capitalism nowadays focuses on the individual profiting off of others, like what monsanto has done with seed control. The way the US makes it’s investments impacts others access to food by putting more emphasis on the military vs the things the country needs to live. I think it’s a failure to see the impact you have on others that has led to conflicts with terrorists and a lack of accessibility to good food. It’s that emphasis on making a profit that benefits the individual that has caused a lot of issues.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“The [Ed Whitfield fish parable video]really stuck with me. I thought it was great way to explain and show that education and making people aware of issues isn’t always enough and providing an accessibility to the tools and goods needed to apply those skills is often more important.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“I like that idea of humans acting as more of those “healing factors”, that we can coexist with nature in a healthy way — that give and take mentality. Reasonings such as “humans are evil” and “the world would be better off without humans” sound more like excuses than solutions to me.”
- Food Justice, High School Student

“I only have one question and that is what is the best thing that we can do to make an impact on this problem. Like right now”
- Food Justice, High School Student

One-Off Workshops

Hearts starve as well as bodies…
Yes, it is Bread we fight for,
but we fight for Roses too

Socialism vs AntiSocialism

Social Emotional Learning for Social Justice: (primary through adult)
Applying institutional/group analysis to interpersonal, mainstream SEL

NonViolent Communication + Power: (primary through adult)
NVC practice as a tool for collective liberation

Liberatory Veganism (junior high through adult)
Vegan praxis in a political context of White supremacy

Social Movement Analysis: (junior high through adult)
Lessons in organizing from the evolution of social movements

F*cking C*pitalism: (adult / with permission)
Facilitated discussions on sexuality and political economy

Eco-Nomics: (junior high through adult)
Economics as if people and the planet and mattered (fighting AntiSocialism)

US Imperialism: (secondary through adult)
Historical and current practices of US foreign relations

NVC for Activists!

Longer-Term Courses

Emotion Enaction: (primary through adult)
Social Emotional Learning for deep integration

Food Justice: (junior high through adult)
Systems analysis of food intersectionality

Eco-Nomics: (junior high through adult)
Historical look at Capitalism, Socialism, and collective freedom today

Graphics Politic: (junior high through adult)
Comic book readings on sociopolitical history and justice

Compensation: (Resume)

Never pay for anything; Never charge anything; Transform your relationship to worth. Never do anything for money.”
- Marshall Rosenberg

In Person Request: ±$200 per hour/class (sliding scale) + Referrals
Virtual Request: ±$100 per hour/class (sliding scale) + Referrals
Please do not let the numbers scare you! It is for those who can afford to offer it!

In lieu of cash offerings, I also accept community investments. Ex:
Commitment to full payment toward a speaker of color (I can help with this!);
Integrating a
Critical Service Learning program;
Granting space for a Black/BIPOC Student Union;
Donating toward financial aid; et cetera

What Wealth Buys

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Pierce Delahunt

Pierce Delahunt

Social Emotional Leftist: If our Love & Light movements do not address systemic injustice, they are neither of those things