Tag: organizing

  • It’s Time to Talk: Ending Burnout in Movements for Social Change

    It’s Time to Talk: Ending Burnout in Movements for Social Change

    This article was originally published on the Huffington Post on Friday, April 25th, 2014. Please head there to read, Like or Share it:?It’s Time to Talk: Ending Burnout in Movements for Social Change | Huffington Post We cannot build a thriving future out of burnout and exhaustion. We cannot build a thriving future out of…

  • Dr. King’s Question To Today’s Social Movements

    Dr. King’s Question To Today’s Social Movements

    Dr. King’s words have been echoing through me for the last few days: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” There’s a prophetic, universal truth in those words that makes them so powerful — the truth that we are faced with a…

  • Nonviolence, Coherence and Building Social Movements

    Nonviolent action is more than a tactic, more than a strategy. It grows out of a way of seeing the world that is coherent with who we really are. It sees that at the heart of conflict are real people with goals and dreams and a desire to make a difference. It sees that the…

  • Movement Building with Radiohead

    Movement Building with Radiohead

    In the last three weeks I’ve been in New Haven, Boston, New York, Newark, DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Manchester TN, Chicago, Tinley Park IL, Detroit, Philly, Montreal, Toronto, New York and New Haven. I supported 187 incredible volunteers who talked with over 2,200 people through all sorts of creative tactics. I got to introduce my whole…

  • Civil Disobedience, by Mollee Francisco

    From the Chaska Herald, September 16, 2011. Full story here. Gary and Nancy Haaheim knew it was only a matter of time before their son Justin was arrested. When it finally happened on Aug. 31, they marked the occasion by sending out a press release. ?Honestly, I couldn?t be prouder,? said mom Nancy in a…

  • Risking arrest to stop the Keystone XL pipeline

    Update on August 31st 2011, 8pm: I was arrested today with passionate supporters all around, alongside supportive and inspiring friends and colleagues, and was released from jail only to find a truly humbling outpouring of support from you all by email, phone and FB. Thank you. Please help me continue to spread the word. Friends,…