April’s Book of Games

Creative Exercises for Classes, Camps, and Communities

by April Cotte / new edition by Reclaiming Quarterly

April’s Book of Games is a resource for teachers and grassroots organizers for all age groups – and a keepsake for those who loved her.

New editionprint (color cover/B&W pages) | free PDF

When she co-taught at Witchlets and Redwood Magic family camps, April shared a xeroxed version of her book of games, exercises, and activities. Originally crafted for grades K-8, we’ve found it useful for all ages. It became part of our toolkit.

The original xerox-of-a-xerox got the job done – but the book needed a full production.  The new version includes the original text – nearly 100 pages of games and exercises – plus several of April’s writings. 

It also features memories from many who loved, worked, and played with April.

Available both as a print edition and as a free PDF. Like our other Reclaiming Quarterly publications, we hope thousands of people will download and use this amazing teaching tool.

– Rosa De Anda, Rock, and George Franklin for Reclaiming Quarterly

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Youtube – A Brief History of Direct Action!

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Direct action has a long and honored place in American history – from the revolution itself through abolitionists, suffragists, union organizers, civil rights advocates, feminist and gay rights activists, and on to today’s vibrant climate and social justice organizing.

Click here for A Brief History of Direct Action

Join author Luke Hauser for a profusely illustrated 25-minute journey through our past. We’ll focus especially on organizing from 1980 to the present, with sections on the 1980s anti-nuke movement and 2011’s Occupy actions.

Originally created around 2000, the show has been updated with a revised text and many new images. Co-created by Groundwork and Reclaiming Quarterly.

So make a big bowl of popcorn, pull up your beanbag chair, and get ready for a journey through our history!

Photo by Janet Delaney

Global Youth Strike for Climate Justice

Young people around the world rallied, struck, and took direct action for Climate Justice on Friday, September 20.

Anchored by the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and other groups, this day of action challenged people and governments to take action now.

Photos from San Francisco youth march

For details, visit BayAreaClimateStrike.net and GlobalClimateStrike.net

Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster, WICCA (Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action!), will participate and support this day of actions in downtown San Francisco

Other Reclaiming folks will be active in other locales.

On Wednesday Sept 25, WICCA hosted an Equinox Ritual as part of a global day for Climate Justice.

See poster below for details, or email ReclaimingEastBay@gmail.com for info and to join our WICCA googlegroup!

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