Transfer of Power: The Deeper Shift We Need
Solidaire member Crystal Hayling of the Libra Foundation writes of this week’s presidential transfer of power—and how we must embrace the community power that brought us to this moment. “If we want to know how, we ought to listen to Black women,” she writes. “They know how because they’re doing it already.”
Organizing brought us the Movement for Black Lives and sustained multiracial protests for justice. Organizing secured the Biden-Harris win. Organizing won Georgia. Community organizers are leading the frontline that is protecting our democracy and providing the fuel that will allow our leaders to soar. But if our communities’ power is minimized or ignored, those same leaders will find themselves mired in meaningless deal-making while the nation crumbles. This struggle is far from over—it’s just getting started. We are the only ones who can guarantee that our sense of power does not evaporate as the tough decisions begin.
“Transfer of Power: The Deeper Shift We Need” by Crystal Hayling, Nonprofit Quarterly / January 18, 2021
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