New Paths for the Migrant Rights Movement
“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 in 2014.
What Do Virality and Internet Popularity Have to do with Social Change?
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
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.