Watch the trailer from the film Color Lines, which features conversations that span thirteen years between two formidable women activists, Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama. Color Lines What’s going on for International Women’s Day (March 8th)? Take a look at this Web site to find out what’s happening around the world. International Women’s Day Events The [...]
This month we’re focusing on empowerment, some of which leans into the empowerment of women (it’s Women’s History Month, after all) and all of which links that bridge between destruction and creation. Considering the coming of Mardi Gras, the spring equinox, and the large-scale change happening in a couple of spots around the world–Egypt, Tunisia, [...]
I’ve interviewed protesters young and old, union members and grassroots organizers, students and teachers, children and retirees. I’ve huddled with labor leaders in their Madison “war rooms,” and sat through the governor’s press conferences. I’ve slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state capitol (twice). Believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here. The air is charged with it.
“I am very, very content to just be here and to work with what I have. And not try to figure out how to have another life, how to have some life other than the one that’s in front of me. It seems like that’s what we’re often trying to do. We’re trying to figure out, How do I hurry up through this particular moment and get to another one?”
“I think the most important issue we have as a people is what we started, and that is to begin to trust our own thinking again and believe in ourselves enough to think that we can articulate our own vision of the future and then work to make sure that that vision becomes a reality.” [...]