Last year, as the uprising in Ferguson and the movement for Black lives sparked direct action all across the country, many of us turned out on the streets – and actively spread the [...]
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, [...]
A few years ago I went back to school to become a licensed family therapist. Along with my skills of organizing and advocacy (and even mothering, which came later), I wanted to be [...]
I am an ally in the movement for Black lives, so social and alternative media are my required reading. It’s there – not in the shamefully racist and sensationalistic corporate media – where I [...]
“Reality is not destiny,” wrote Eduardo Galeano, the extraordinary Uruguayan writer who inspired social justice activists around the globe with his unflinching commitment to truth. Galeano, who lived through imprisonment and the threat [...]
As an activist and youth organizer who deeply values the power of healing and transformation, I have come to see that too often, within our movement, “healing” and “social change” occupy two separate [...]
Over the past year Let’s Talk has been honored to share the words of inspiring movement builders from every corner of social, ecological, and economic justice. In these waning days of 2014 we [...]
After a brutal election, it’s time for progressive politics to deploy a new living model of movement building.
In the last few seconds before my son was born, the midwife had a hard time [...]
We need new habits — philanthropic habits, that is. We need new habits that reflect the state of our country as it is now: a first-world nation where young black men are 21 [...]
A few weeks ago I got to spend two days in Oakland with a tremendous group of wonderful people brought together by the Movement Strategy Center.
We came together to explore one big question: [...]
November 20 marks Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to honor the many who have been killed by violence aimed at transgender people. Let’s Talk commemorates this day with art created by Micah [...]
A few years back I was invited to a conversation about race, spirituality, disability and sexuality. I was excited: “Yeah, let’s go there!” I thought.
So there I sat, waiting for the forum to [...]
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 [...]
I laughed out loud when I first read about Facebook and Apple’s plans to cover the cost of freezing eggs for women employees.
What a surreal attempt at gender equity within a sector that [...]
Strength. Dignity. Power.
These are words that come to my mind in the images from Ferguson October, the recent days of action protesting the August 9 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Surveillance kills people: we need to start saying what this is. This isn’t about the techies and Snowdens of the world; this is about our communities, our people, our lives.
– Lara Kiswani, [...]