Governance is about decisions — starting with the ones we make today

Resonance Network
The Reverb
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2 min readDec 3, 2020

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Our systems were not built to serve many of us, especially Black, Indigenous, queer, and trans people, immigrants and refugees, those with disabilities, elders, and young people who are saying — and have been saying for generations — that we all deserve better.

Today, together, we envision what is possible in systems of radical care. And we tend to ourselves and each other knowing that the choices we make each day — the seeds we’re planting together — add up to the world we’re building.

Governance is making decisions together — at small and large scales — about the things that matter to us and impact our lives.

The guiding agreements of #WeGovern affirm that governance begins with each of us, and serve as a starting place for a world where everyone can thrive.

We need a new set of operating standards for how we relate to each other.

Mutual care is “our sacred responsibility to act with an awareness of our connections, interdependence, and collective well-being.” It is a way of building social connections that are holistic and life-giving.

The world we want is rooted in just that — mutual care, deep relationship, dignity, and safety — for ourselves, for each other, and for the earth that provides us everything we need. When we plant these seeds collectively, violence cannot take root.

We can create the world we want through our choices — our commitment to aligning our actions with our values, and fiercely caring for our collective well-being.

The world we want — a world where all beings can thrive —begins with each of us.

Check out the #WeGovern FAQs for more info. Or, sign up to attend the upcoming webinar: “#WeGovern: How do we go from imagining a world without violence to building it?” on December 8.

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Resonance Network
The Reverb

Resonance Network is a constellation of people building a world without violence, rooted in deep relationship, vibrant community, and connection to our planet.