At the start of 2018, we began our Direct Solidarity contribution system. This was a little experiment — a way to try to create support, acknowledge inequality, and allow access. We have been running this system in a deliberately low-key, preliminary way — partly because we did not know what might happen, and whether or not this would be a system that people would actually contribute to or ask for assistance from.
The results of how the system worked in 2018 are:
As a result of this modest experiment, we have made a couple of decisions for the coming year:
This is a small but real method through which we are attempting to increase sustainability and accessibility at Ponderosa, and we’re happy to see it continue, and eager to see where it might go in the coming year. We’ll have more details about it all soon. And for now, if you’d like to attend an event here, you will have the possibility to contribute to, or request assistance from, the direct solidarity system. We hope to see you out here soon!
The Ponderosa Blog is an ongoing experiment in putting one foot in front of the other, and one word after another, to transfer ideas in ones and zeroes to minds around the world and beyond. A rumble from a ruined speaker to maybe bring the gov’t. down, one sorry heart at a time. xo