Answering the Hard Questions about Movements and Organizations

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New Orleans    In Lafayette, Louisiana after the screening of the documentary, “The Organizer,” a question was phrased differently than I heard in New Orleans or Woodstock, New York, when I fielded questions after people watched the movie, but despite the sentence construction, the sentiment was much the same.  A woman asked, given the excitement and …

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Women’s Voice and Women’s March

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New Orleans   Many women hit the streets once again all around the country at the anniversary of the first Women’s March. The theme was more political activism as the new face of resistance with the looming midterm elections providing the focal point. Numbers in local cities seemed to be running at half of last …

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Digital “Tools” for Organizing Protests and Building the Movements that Follow

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New Orleans    Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina, wrote an interesting op-ed in the Times, headlined, “Does a Protest’s Size Matter?” The answer is easy: of course it does! But, that’s not the point she wants to underline. The professor wants to underscore the fact that a protest about something is …

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