“The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks,” writes David Bacon today in In These Times. “All of this [...]
Either/or’s are usually neither.
We know this when we’re presented with false choices like “gentrification versus blight,” “jobs versus environment,” or “productivity versus special treatment.” We know we’re being told the story in an [...]
And so we came to that moment that was and still is inevitable. There I sat in a packed Sacramento conference room, at a state budget coalition meeting of issue and service groups. [...]
Becoming a parent is a doozy for anyone. And it plays out in specific ways for folks who have made their life about progressive social change. Consciously or not, most of us have [...]
I am ready to admit: I am burnt out.
I’ve been working towards social justice, in one way or another, for at least twenty years. I’ve been a popular educator, a policy analyst, an [...]
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 [...]
Over the past few days as I’ve watched people gather in Soweto, Birmingham, Bahia and Deli to sing, dance and celebrate the life of a simple man who changed us all, a flood [...]
Sometimes it feels like we need superhuman powers to build the movements we want.
I know I’ve felt that way as I’ve worked in long-term collaborations, committed to making sure our work made a [...]
My co-workers and I have started a running list of movement lies we tell ourselves. Or tell each other. Or allow to be told even when we’re squirming in our seat. These are myths, delusions, [...]
This is a repost from the great new blog Transformation that tells the stories of people who are combining personal and social change in order to re-imagine their societies.
I was in Seattle the [...]