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Dec 2019
Newsletter Special Edition

Activist Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give the passionate change agent in your life... including yourself?!
Here's some recommendations from your friendly Commons librarians.

Support the causes they are passionate about


If you want to show care and appreciation for people working for social and ecological justice - get on board with them! Investigate the campaigns and organisations they support and consider volunteering or donating.

If getting involved in social change is a new adventure check out these Tips for New Activists.

Give some summer reading


Buy them a book... or maybe take them to the library with you! New books this year include How We Win and How Powerful We Are (the titles alone are inspiring!)

For more ideas check out the Commons book reviews.

Look after their wellbeing


Changing the world is hard work and we need to look after ourselves and each other for the long haul. Consider giving a voucher for a massage, health treatment, exercise class, or delicious food. Help them reflect on this big year with Reviewing your activist year processes and worksheets.

Plus plenty more wellbeing resources here.

Pay for a training session


Set them up for a powerful 2020 by booking them into a training or give them a voucher they can redeem from you later. You can also 'pay it forward' by sponsoring a place for an unknown low income activist.

Many of the Commons Collection contributors run training - see the Collections on our Browse page for ideas.

Support The Commons

Give the gift that keeps on giving - a free, accessible, central repository of resources to make social movements smarter and stronger!

Donations to the Commons Social Change Library are tax deductible. If you donate before 25 December we'll send you a digital Christmas card and a summary of our 10 top resources. Donate
here.
 

Thank you for your support in 2019 and all you do to make the world a better place. Wishing you fun and relaxing holidays and an awesome 2020!

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