“Never Stop Listening” by Trapdoor Social
Powerful and political anthem for the unheard, for those in need and for those who seek justice and truth. Trapdoor Social brings back that faith in humanity that each day feels a little close to being completely gone and they remind me of something so powerful and so necessary: we must “Never Stop Listening” for there are many things being said by the world. Just listen to the rivers, to the birds flying, to the oppressed people asking for freedom, for those being shut down and attacked asking for justice, for those who are different asking for equality, listen to the world and don’t remain silent but speak up and use the gift of speech to bring light to those in the darkness. We must see into each others eyes and remember that we are all in this together and our world needs us. Money is an illusion and comes and goes but water, air, green pastures if gone take so much more than what a piece of paper that someone deemed worthy could ever take(I am not saying throw away your money because it can be used for basic necessities like a roof, food in our tables and health but when taken to excesses it becomes an issue). Thank you Trapdoor Social for you have brought back my will to howl at the moon and to ensure it’s heard by as many as possible.
Last fall I helped organize a donation drive and trip up to North Dakota from LA to support the water protectors in the Oceti Sakowin camp, at the center of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. We spent a week there working in construction, in the kitchens, chopping wood and shoveling snow, and felt incredibly welcomed and honored for the chance to participate in something so powerful and historic.
One thing they asked of us in orientation was to “Bring It Home” – to share what we learned at camp and to make sure folks back in the communities we’d return to were aware that the struggle to protect that land and water continues. Of course with the recent executive order, the challenge is even more urgent… So we created a video about the people we met at camp paired up with a song
to share what we saw and hopefully inspire more action.Skylar Funk of Trapdoor Social
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