The 350PDX Staff take two weeks of time off in the summer months when the office is closed. We believe in rest being a core component of this work:
The value of rest – Fighting injustice and challenging structures of oppression is emotionally difficult work. We will need one another for the long haul, so we take care of ourselves and those around us. To ensure a resilient movement we prioritize taking rest, making space to process our emotions, and knowing when to say no, so we can be fully present when we say yes. In a capitalist society where our self-worth is defined by our capacity to put productivity above all else, taking rest is a radical act that allows us space to heal, imagine and invent.