Hello friends, family, and strangers of the Mobile Moon! It’s that time again. The Equinox is the official start of Spring and an acknowledgment of light falling on all parts of the earth equally. No matter where you are, this day indicates the dynamic of equal light everywhere. Isn’t that what intersectional justice looks like? Let’s hear it for the Solar System! And as usual, we use this global shift as a time to release the collective energies of the past season and welcome the next.
Winter Solstice Zine Release
Our last zine release was paired with a fundraiser for Queer and Trans migrants in Tijuana. We raised $1,700 from the community in Salt Lake City and channeled it directly to individuals in need on the border with Mexico. Artists, cooks, musicians, and tarot readers came together in the mid-winter cold in solidarity and support of migrant justice. This effort was a small drop in a massive bucket, but we know that each drop makes many ripples and ripples carry messages of resounding hope throughout the whole bucket.
Winter in Moab
In January to February, I left the bus hibernating in Salt Lake City to spend time in the deep, red rock desert of the Colorado Plateau. Moab is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The Moonflower Co-op is a local food and culture hub there. They provided space and resources to supply the community with three workshops provided by MMC. We also offered two all-community tea ceremonies to sit together in silence and share tea. In late February, there was a planning retreat for the organizers of Moab Pride. We came together and planted seeds for the last weekend in September. Pride in Moab is much more than a party. Built on the pillars of support for queer Arts, Youth Education, and Celebration, it brings people together from all walks of life to bring a vital sense of vitality to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Moving the Bus to Poplar Grove
The bus has a new home! With the change in season came a change in location. Upon returning from Moab, we moved the bus to the house of Ms. Jojo Bluemel, who is excited about hosting the Mobile Moon Co-op for the Spring, Summer and beyond!
The Main Library in downtown SLC opened a new Seed Library thanks to long-time member of the Mobile Moon, Emma Wilson. Emma coordinates the library garden and is also a talented drag performer and community organizer. They spent countless hours gathering and cataloguing seeds and on March 9th, we presented the film Seed: The Untold Story in the large library auditorium and opened up the new Seed Library for the general public. Seeds are the foundation of life and diversity on this planet. As corporations like Monsanto continue to grow and patent seeds that are modified out of the people’s control, it becomes altogether more important to create community infrastructure and food security. The bus has a collection of about 80 varieties of seeds. The library has over 300 and growing fast. At this Equinox cruz, we find ourselves peeking inquisitively into the promise of Springtime. Which seeds will we plant, water, and fertilize? Which ones will grow and thrive in this new climate? Which ones will be lost and mourned?
Workshops at Glendale Library
The coming season is already starting to bud with promise. The closest neighborhood branch of the public library system in SLC has asked the Mobile Moon Co-op to do a three part workshop series for the public in May and June. We will offer the same series that we offered in the Winter; same curriculum with new spice!
A Peek Beyond Solstice: Biking Tarot Tour to New Moon Mycology Summit
The New Moon Mycology Summit is organized through The Mycelium Underground Collective. Last year the MMC presented a tea ceremony and hosted a pop-up tea tent throughout the course of the Summit. It was a transformative experience to say the least! This year, we have been invited to participate more intimately in the process of organizing, so we plan to be in upstate New York by the end of August.