Working with Others Towards a Just World

Written by Austin Farrow //  Embracing diversity is perhaps the most important quality in a person who hopes to change the world. Without embracing and working with all members of your community, injustice is unavoidable. This is a bold statement, but it is true. Working toward a more just and equitable world necessitates that we … Continue reading Working with Others Towards a Just World

Practice at Justice: Protests as Training Grounds

Written by Daniel Hudson //  In order to master a skill, we must first practice the rudimentary motions that comprise that skill. In the same way we must first practice at justice before we can enact (or practice) justice. I acknowledge that collective action in the form of rallies, protests, or marches can look very … Continue reading Practice at Justice: Protests as Training Grounds

The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

A Conversation with Calvin Allen //  How did you get into community-based and collective action work, and where has that led you? Calvin: Actually it was here in Durham—it’s funny, I was just telling this story. I was part of this really amazing group of young adults who had just graduated from college. I had … Continue reading The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

Theme Overview: Collective Action-Creating a Community of Justice

Human beings are social creatures. Most things we do, we end up doing in a group, as a collective. But there are, of course, several ways to participate in the group. Some of us do things together by accident, following a type of "herd mentality" or "groupthink." The authors who contribute to this conversation believe … Continue reading Theme Overview: Collective Action-Creating a Community of Justice