Send a Letter in Solidarity

In 2013 a community in Colombia found hope in their resistance efforts to protect their land from one of the largest gold mines in the world, by looking outwards to the acts of others. Inspired by the resistance of the community of Balcombe who were fighting fracking in the UK, they wrote a letter In Solidarity. The letter started a chain of letters between mining affected communities. We invite you to be part of this simple but powerful action.

At the foot of many of the stories of resistance of resistance you will see the ‘Send a Letter in Solidarity’ icon. Simply click on this and add your message to the form. This will be sent to a representative from the community featured in the article. In turn they will share your words of solidarity with the community, and we hope in time to be able to share news of how these letters and words of encouragement were received.

We’d like to express thanks to the community of Doima, Colombia, for inspiring this action. Find out more about their story here.

In Solidarity

“The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes when networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what’s possible. This is good news for those of us intent on creating a positive future. ”

Margaret Wheatley, Emergence