The People’ s Passions
Making the thriving we envision for ourselves and our community real in the world through the evolution of passionate self expression into community organizing of collective action is fundamentally important and urgent.
The ongoing atomization & erasure of our cultural and spiritual roots in the systematic practice of historical elitism and commercialization of educational, media, and creative institutions must be urgently combatted by reclaiming narratives of community power and making them real through collective action. There is a very strong sense of unity and power cultivated through localized information and culture spreading.
Due to the mass media conglomeracy, hyper localized production of media arts and perceptions of empowerment are endangered, while their value is extracted away from contributors. Through supporting passion based action of creative personal and collective capacity, we will be able to stimulate the atmosphere of artistic co-education needed to facilitate community led imagination and play in the most malnourished of our community, free of common resource constraints and limitations.
The People’s Demands
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among the people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUSTICE, AND CONTROL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON OUR PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
WE WANT FREEDOM: THE POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR WORKING AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.
WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE: AN END TO CAPITALIST EMPLOYMENT BY WAY OF WORKER SELF DIRECTION
WE WANT INCLUDED EDUCATION FOR OUR PEOPLE: STIMULATING CRITICAL THINKING BY EXPOSING OUR SHARED HISTORY & TRUE ROLE IN PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY
WE WANT COMPLETELY INCLUDED HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: HOUSING FIT FOR THE SHELTER OF HUMAN BEINGS AND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF FOOD.
WE WANT COMMUNITY DETERMINATIONS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE: AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE
WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION.
WE WANT JUSTICE AND RECOVERY FOR ALL WORKING AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE INCARCERATED INSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND IN MILITARY PRISONS AND JAILS.
WE WANT TRIALS BY A JURY OF PEERS FOR ALL PERSONS CHARGED UNDER SELECTIVELY ENFORCED LAWS OF THIS JUDICIAL SYSTEM.
WE WANT A COMMUNITY LEAD RENEWABLE TRANSITION OF ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
The People’s Goals & Actions
The goals for the art and actions produced by creative locals will be informed by WRC’s demands for change and determined by their experiences, passions, and demands for thriving. WRC’s role is to curate, nourish, amplify and learn from the creative power of people disenfranchised from cultural production and it’s value by serving as a vehicle of communal expression, engaging our community members through local production of media art that best embody the unique experiences with class struggle we each possess:
Host monthly Play Actions with creative supplies provided by WRC in public spaces
Curate gifted art created during the play events with a focus on media arts
Install collaborative media art live during Play Actions with compensated local artists facilitating
Organize with participants through gift-to-door Passion Organizing supported by WRC members and materials
Mobilize passion organizers around envisioned direct actions with WRC’s support
Produce a monthly webseries using first hand source material created locally during play actions, gift-to- door organizing and action mobilizations in collaboration with local passion producers
Host the monthly series on WRCs platform, syndicated among the platforms of coalitioned collectives & organizations
Share the monthly series directly to locals through the personal networks of facilitating artists, play event participants, organizers, mobilized locals, producers and their friends
WRC is organizing
WRC is seeking calition with local workers, families, children, elders, artists, cultural producers, collectives, organizations and land in communities impacted by municipal divestment, structural exploitation, cultural oppression and collective dehumanization among other injustices.
Relationships with culture, land and economics being perceived as individualized and structurally hopeless will be reframed into one of community empowerment in building local pillars of collective thriving. Profoundly and tangibly we will display, build & amplify the power of Philadelphians to reclaim our communities in liberating movements of action through community media produced in local events and it’s curated dissemination to community based media platforms and direct distribution to locals through a monthly web docuseries.