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When it Comes to Elections, There’s More Options than Endorsing a Candidate

A year and a bit after the 2016 elections, we’re still debating exactly what happened. But most of those conversations revolve around the candidates, the parties and their official campaigns. What about lessons for community organizations and their social movements? What did we do right and wrong in that cycle, and what can be learned? […]

A Strategy of Appeasement is Over and Multiple Paths Forward Are Opening

[md_video video_id=”_GP8GlC3S0g““” class=”” id=”” css_animation_delay=”” type=”youtube” css_animation=”flipInX”] “It’s our job to make a movement so big and so beautiful that we get the best legislation possible because they’re so afraid of what we’ll do if we don’t get it.” – Chronicling the emergence of a bottom-up movement for immigrant rights at the UU General Assembly […]

What Do Virality and Internet Popularity Have to do with Social Change?

[md_video type=”youtube” css_animation=”flipInY” video_id=”NGF4FARSXUw” css_animation_delay=”500″] Virality has several key components. We discuss it on the Stop the Presses webcast along with its relationship between social media popularity and on-line and off-line organizing efforts.

From Seattle to Phoenix: A 10 Year Movement Update

This essay, written by B. Loewe in the Fall of 2010, is included in the astonishing anthology We Have Not Been Moved available at PM Press. In 1999, following the massive demonstrations in Seattle against the World Trade Organization, Betita Martinez shook things up with the simple question: “Why were most of the demonstrators white?” After the state […]

Grief, Compassion, and Vision: Reflections on Brueggeman’s Prophetic Imagination

Also published in Auburn Seminary’s Mountain Top Series: Writing in 1979, Walter Brueggeman turned to the old and new testament to reflect on the role of a prophet in a society he observed of waning social movements and a rising cynicism. What he shares in the Prophetic Imagination is dueling imaginations, a god that takes […]

Unitarians, Solidarity, and the Fight in Arizona

[md_video video_id=”-rYJNjpOgDY” class=”” id=”” css_animation_delay=”” type=”youtube” css_animation=”fadeIn”] The lessons of solidarity from the National Day of Non-Compliance at the “Standing on the Side of Love in Phoenix” workshop at General Assembly 2011.

Catch More Flies with Honey: Toward Visionary Organizing

One does not have to be familiar with the bolt sizes on the wrecking balls that tore down Cabrini-green to oppose the demolition of public housing. One must hold close the comfort of stepping into a warm room from a cold outdoors, the solace of a bed to lie in, and the security of a […]