Drop of water falling into larger body of water with words Reflections and Resolutions Spring 2022 on it


Spring 2022

Image: JJ Harrison (, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is now 2022 and Garnet Oak Magazine as an organization has been in existence for a little more than a year. Born from the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, flexibility, adaptability, and resilience are in the DNA of our publication. Just as the world, the United States, and the state of Connecticut have faced a series of cascading and overlapping crises, we, too, at Garnet Oak Magazine have contended with these challenges to the best of our ability.

We are still growing as an organization. Even under the best of circumstances that means that we must address logistical issues as we expand and explore different topics relevant to the struggle for liberation. The simultaneous struggles we are currently facing have only made our road ahead more challenging. Though we have experienced considerable production delays up to this point, we are far from giving up.

Rather, in order to better serve our mission of documenting Connecticut’s current events and politics from a left-wing perspective, we have chosen solidarity as our tool for our continued survival, just as it is the key to humanity’s continued survival. 

We are pleased to announce that we have voted to become part of the Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America Communications Committee. This means that Garnet Oak Magazine is now considered an official part of the Connecticut DSA. 

While this means there will be adjustments behind the curtain in how our organization is run, this changes nothing when it comes to our mission to deliver high-quality writing and art relevant to the interests and needs of socialists in Connecticut. It is with great excitement that we introduce our third issue of Garnet Oak Magazine, which marks a new stage of development for our publication. 

Solidarity Forever.

Garnet Oak Magazine Editorial Board

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