Calum Clow serves as OEP's Environmental Justice Organizer intern. He reflects on the impact that On Earth Peace has made in his life during his internship.
Why are you drawn/applied to On Earth Peace?
The values really resonated with me. The strong sense of kindness, and genuinely trying to do good, meaningful work is very clear. I was also drawn to the idea of working with a remote team of people from all over the U.S and the world. It was clear this was a place where I would learn a lot of valuable lessons.
What are the favorite project/s that you worked on?
This is tough, because it is a tie between 3 projects.
The first is the Octavia Butler book clubs I have done with Hannah Bently (our gender justice organizing intern).
Helping plan our gun violence campaign launch event which will be on July 29th at 3pm EST (we hope to see you there too).
And the Earth day webinar and craft session I did with children over zoom in a collaboration with The Children as Peacebuilders series, being that I want to become an art teacher.
How has OEP affected your outlook/future aspirations?
I learned more about the importance and value of community, ways I can be involved with activism around issues I care about even if my career doesn't deal with the issues directly. My work raising awareness and explaining certain issues helped me further realize that I want to become a public school teacher.
What would you like people to know about OEP and yourself?
The values of this organization are solid and we really do operate by principles like Kingian Nonviolence. The kind, open minded community we work in shines through the meaningful work we do to try and make the world a better place.