|Anti-Enbridge Protest, Prince Rupert BC this January 2012|
The community gets money and support and creates official community plans for everything and then doesn't work together to address those plans together. Because once that process is over (a process that took time away from their day-to-day lives) there's all this other stuff they'd been ignoring that they have to catch up on.
The other side of the token is trying to accomplish everything knowing something has to be done. I'm in a working class family for sure. We're never sure how we're going to make it to the next pay check, we can't afford luxuries or even basic things sometimes, but we're living richer than we ever have in the past (financially and socially). Personally I focus on taking breaks when needed (and not being too apologetic about it), sharing work and meals in the community, and contributing to community coalitions and strategies, rather than trying to do something alone.
Are you in a Working Class Community? What does social activism in your community look like when everyone's starved for time and money?