Fools Mission is a community organization based on friendship, supportive compassion, and respect for our differences. We build solidarity among people from all walks of life, including all levels of access to wealth and privilege, through witness, accompaniment, the arts, advocacy, and education. We are based in Redwood City, California, and we welcome people from around the Bay Area.Support Fools Mission Visit Fools Mission
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In this globally connected world, local relationships are as important as ever. Fools Mission is a place to meet your neighbors, to give back, to get support, and to be more connected to your community.
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A Deportation Story
In 2009, future Fools Mission founding member Macrina, along with her family, went through a harrowing deportation process that threatened to leave six American children without their parents. When their father was deported, their mother took the advice of ICE agents and turned herself in; before the day was out, she was caught up in deportation proceedings of her own. Within weeks, the family was evicted, and forced to move into a shelter. Future Fools Mission co-founder Thomas Atwood was among the family, friends, and clergy who were present for her hearings at the immigration court in San Francisco. This documentary video Torn Apart tells their story.
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Words of wisdom
It's in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.Van Jones
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You donations support a more fair and compassionate society. Our organization is entirely volunteer based, but we need funding for programs like emergency financial assistance, legal aid, staging our Theater of the Oppressed, and other community outreach.
The Story of the Fool
At Fools Mission, the fool represents both the freedom to speak truth to power and the role of art in shifting human consciousness and culture. The fool levels the playing field; we are more connected when everyone is capable of laughing at their own inner foolishness.More about the Fools
From Our Blog
In the past, I’ve described Fools Mission as a “radical” social experiment; yet I’ve recently come to think differently about that language. The original sense of the word radical comes from French and Latin: “of or pertaining to the root, having roots.” One possible image is a return to foundational ideas or principles in the …