dateJune 19, 2017userPosted by:


It is our duty to fight for our freedom
It is our duty to win
We must love and support* each other
We have nothing to lose but our chains.
—Assata Chant

This movement moment is many things — decentralized, leader-ful, fast-paced, intertwined with shifting demographics, and includes a still-emerging-yet-undeniably-central move toward healing as essential for justice and a deep holistic shalom.

Focus on healing in movement spaces is often reserved for times of crisis — or is reduced to individual consumerist self-care like a glass of wine and a pedicure. In our leadership development, community cultivation, and organizing models, focusing on resilient, integrated, whole selves is considered extra — a fun and indulgent add-on to the “real work of organizing.”

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