This year, we have soooo much more material to bring to Governor's Island to share with CHA Affiliates and Governor's Island patrons on Memorial Day weekend. Trust me, you won't want to miss your once a year opportunity to express, artistically your devotion for our Nation, the Mother Plant, and how we feel about the current state of the industry, New York's policies, etc!
The Gothamist has learned of the event and posted a wonderful article! We are looking forward to a gorgeous day, approximately 80 degrees of weather.
The importance of self-expression in activism is critical, as ideas shared and expressed with authenticity resonate, galvanize, motivate, and inspire togetherness amongst people. Look at the internet and what the sharing of ideas have caused! The CHA will continue to make Governor's Island a priority destination for the NYC Cannabis community. Most do not know of the dramatic and forceful stimulus that New York City has put into GI to inspire education and art on the Island. This was the work of Bill De Blasio, Mayor, the man who defied the NYPD, admitted his concern for their racism, and has decriminalized cannabis in New York City.
Sharing is the most important thing that humans can do when it comes to activism as far as the CHA is concerned. Education is what will set us all free. It super cedes picketing, lobbying, and outright war. When people share ideas the first seeds of thought reform are planted, the "ah-ha" moments are harvested, and the chord of revolution is struck.
The CHA Picnic and Poetry is more than just a gathering of vibes and bodies. It is an exchange. An exchange of ideas from the CHA to the public who will pass by, smell our fragrant picnic, see our enthusiasm and feel our liberating vibe. It is also an exchange from CHA Affiliate to CHA Affiliate, sharing there perspectives, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Those very pearls of communication spoken from one mouth, but shared amongst so many. The ability to put into words what someone else is thinking and refining that idea the listener has been trying to do for so long.
Take a view of the video on Governor's Island and check out the article in the Gothamist! Look forward to seeing you all this Sunday May 24, 2015. On Governor's Island, we will be at Liggett Terrace! Maps of GI available once you land!