I decided to challenge myself to be a part of something that isn’t perfect, that doesn’t articulate my values the way that I do and still show up, clear in my commitment, open and vulnerable to people who are new in their activism.
Alicia Garza writes about how our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.
Read Chris Crass' interview with Meta Mendel-Reyes (standing on the right) of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. This is one in a series of interviews that Chris Crass has done with white racial justice organizers and leaders from around the country to draw out examples of what white activists are doing and can do, and to offer insights and lessons born from years of experience.
For a collection of essays and interviews about transformative organizing, take a look at
Chris Crass' book
Towards Collective Liberation,
available from PM Press.
And also check out his
Discussion Guide for the book.
White folks, have not only the obligation but the potential - we really do - to make a real-live, genuine, accountable contribution to the struggle for racial justice that is happening in our world, right now.
Catherine Jones writes about how the work is not the workshop: talking and doing, visibility and accountability in the white anti-racist community. From the Colours of Resistance Archive.