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    Walking With Purpose: Domestic Workers Practicing Transformation

Walking With Purpose: Domestic Workers Practicing Transformation

By |Nov 19, 2015|

Last month 100 migrant women walked 100 miles for the arrival of Pope Francis in Washington, DC, their journey making national and international headlines. But what many people don’t know is the crucial role that transformative practice played in the pilgrimage – and has long played in the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

365 Days After Ferguson: Vision More Than Ever

By |Aug 8, 2015|

One year after Michael Brown’s murder and the uprising in Ferguson, we need vision more than ever.

As a Black woman, I know that we must aggressively imagine what it looks like when we are free, [...]

From an Economy of Violence to an Economy of Care

By |Oct 22, 2014|

Reading “When Living on Tips Means Putting Up With Harassment” in the New York Times this week made me reflect on my own brief career as a waitress.

As a student in my late [...]

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    It’s not about the leaks, it’s about the boats that can get us out of the flood.

It’s not about the leaks, it’s about the boats that can get us out of the flood.

By |Aug 28, 2014|

A new leak should point us to what community organizing groups have known for a long time…
 

When you find a leak, do you jump up and point at it? Yell about it? [...]

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    Gentrification on Steroids: The Detroit Water Shut Offs & You

Gentrification on Steroids: The Detroit Water Shut Offs & You

By |Jul 31, 2014|

In the past four months, more than 15,000 Detroit households have had their water shut off, generating a crisis the United Nations calls “a violation of the human right to water and other [...]

Learning to Walk: Gender, Economy, & Ecology

By |Apr 30, 2014|

I am learning how to walk again.

I lost my walk after an intensive yoga training — the third of nine I am undertaking to strengthen my personal practice and my role as a [...]

Mothering Through Climate Chaos – Mamas Day Our Way

By |Apr 23, 2014|

Our kids love it when we tell good stories. Throughout time, we mamas have imparted wisdom and values through storytelling. Like all humans, mamas are narrative creatures. But many of us have lost the art of storytelling, forgotten the values and wisdom of our ancestors. Our kids hear their stories from mainstream media, often closing their minds to the possibilities of another world—or as the Zapatistas say, a world of many worlds. So we try to find good books for our kids—stories that depict our girls as the agents of change, images that show the real diversity of our families, teach the morals of taking care of each other.

Creating Sea Change — To Win

By |Feb 18, 2014|

Over the course of 15 months, Caring Across Generations engaged a base of more than 1 million people. By our second year we were a leading force in the coalition that won minimum wage and overtime protections for 2.1 million workers. Many of us in the community based organizing field see this scale of engagement and impact as cutting edge for our sector. But, as innovative and exciting as they are, these indicators of scale are an entirely inadequate measure of success.
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    From French Fries to Fracking — Inspiring Movement Moments of 2013

From French Fries to Fracking — Inspiring Movement Moments of 2013

By |Dec 15, 2013|

Remember this spring, when the Associated Press finally dropped the I-word, and youth of color defeated prison-to-pipeline policies in Los Angeles public schools?

Or remember back in February when 50,000 people rallied in DC against the XL [...]