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Post-activism, as articulated by Bayo Akomolafe, is a conceptual shift away from conventional paradigms of activism that often emphasize direct confrontation and linear approaches to change. It invites a deeper, more contemplative engagement with the complex, interwoven fabrics of crises and challenges. Rather than striving for immediate solutions or seeking to overthrow perceived adversaries, post-activism encourages a sense of humility and curiosity, recognizing the limitations of human agency and the intricate dance between multiple forces. It proposes dwelling in spaces of uncertainty and embracing the wisdom that emerges from stillness, relationality, and a profound listening to the more-than-human world. Post-activism is a call to broaden our understanding and responses to systemic issues by reimagining our roles and actions within the vast, unpredictable tapestry of life.

See also: climate justice, racial justice, contemporary activism, political action

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