IN THE SPIRIT OF IMMEDIACY,
we’d ask that you share your feelings on this journey of restoration throughout our community the best way that you know how. We’d ask that you help us hold space for those in the world right now in their pain and suffering from immeasurable loss, and we’d ask that you consider your time with us special, sacred, and contribute the best thing that you can to the experience – your undivided attention.
IN THE SPIRIT OF PARTICIPATION,
we’d ask you remember “everyone is invited to work”. There will be communal projects to join, and efforts to be made together. We’d ask that if you intend to come for the party and be a spectator, that you’d consider sitting this one out.
IN THE SPIRIT OF LEAVING NO TRACE,
we’re asking each member to be their own LNT team, and that those who wish to make a lasting contribution stay to do final moop sweeps and provide restoration services to the property, so that we might be asked to return again.
IN THE SPIRIT OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY,
we’re asking each community member to go out into the world and do what needs to be done. There are dozens of concurrent efforts right now in our communities that you can become a part of. We’re asking that those who wish to magnify their efforts prepare their proposals for community micro-grants, which we’ll vote on together at AfterBurn: Restoration. Those which provide the most impact will be funded, and we’ll be writing checks on site for you to take home and make these things happen where you live.
IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNAL EFFORT,
we’re asking those with experience lead us in the creation of a shared meal at the event. We’re asking those with artistic experience to put forward communal projects that all can share in, and approach us for requests for grant funding to enable them.
IN THE SPIRIT OF RADICAL SELF EXPRESSION,
we’re asking that you choose which causes you support in this world, and share those with others that you encounter. As we learn from each other about those passions that are strong enough for us to cry out when they are threatened, we shall learn about each other.
IN THE SPIRIT OF RADICAL SELF RELIANCE,
we’re asking that you tap into your inner resources to find your true gifts, and bring those to our event to share with others. Consider this event to be like “That Thing In The Desert” and we’re providing toilets. You’re burners, you’ll figure it out.
IN THE SPIRIT OF DECOMMODIFICATION
we’re asking that you spend what little money you may have left after hundreds of dollars in hurricane preparation and rebuilding, and just bring what’s necessary for you to Participate.
IN THE SPIRIT OF RADICAL INCLUSION,
we’re asking that each of you invite someone from outside our community who shares your heart and spirit to join us at AfterBurn: Restoration.
AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GIFTING
we have decided collectively as the board of directors to offer this event at no ticket cost, with donations being accepted to cover the event cost per person, donations to relief efforts in the USA and abroad, and if you so choose, future art grant funds to be given to those in our community who wish to help rebuild.