Tag: Social Activism
Peace, Power & Love
I sign all my letters, my emails and blogs with these three words. So, it seems fitting to begin 2023 writing about it. What do I mean when I sign: Peace, Power, Love?
Stepping Into the Fear
Are you afraid to take the next step to becoming a leader?
From Student to Volunteer to Employee
My former colleague, Lia Kaz, started as an intern for Spirit in Action’s project, We the People: Working Together. Lia wrote this blog when she moved on in 2017. It is such a great blog about learning to be an […]
How to Keep the Conversation Going
A Different Way That Empowers As I and my colleagues at Piedmont Peace Project began to do workshops on classism and racism, white middle- and upper-class folks were often upset. They felt they were being accused of being “bad or […]
My Surprising Harvard Experience – Teaching Organizing 101
In 1993 I received a Public Policy Fellowship from Harvard University. The Vice President of Harvard, John Shattuck, knew me from an award I had received honoring unsung heroes from the Petra Foundation.
Becoming and Organizer Part 3 – Learning Moments
I started the Piedmont Peace Project (PPP) with the help of so many from my work in North Carolina, South Carolina and other places. The first foundation to support me was Chuck Shuford from the Youth Project who also became […]
Becoming an Organizer Part 1 – Septima Clark
I am often asked, “How did I become an organizer?” And how did I get to where I am today? As you shall see, many people were part of this journey. So I begin with the beginning, about 40 years […]
Why Rosa Parks Really Sat Down On the Bus
the role of women in the civil rights movement
Reparations – Thinking about Generosity
One day last spring I looked out my window and saw a woman walking toward my house with two dogs. I assumed she thought our long driveway was a road and went outside to talk to her. I found out […]
Our Piece of the Puzzle
Like most of you, I have found the last two years challenging, first dealing with ruinous and divisive party politics, then the contested presidential election and terrible insurrection of January 6th, and meanwhile the pandemic looming over everything. So I […]