Why We Organize
I organize because I aspire for all of us to live out our values in abundance, and not scarcity. Where no one is standing in the margins, but live with a deep desire to transform our pain into power.
Director of Organizing
I organize in order to walk with the marginalized and demonized. I do not only hold the pain and burden close to my heart, but I also carry their joy, hopes, dreams and aspirations. I organize knowing that one day we will all see the glory of the promised land.
Stevie R. Paz
I organize because the heart of the work–is the storytelling. And it is through our stories that we bring to light the systems that have been designed to divide us, and it is through our stories that will bring us back together.
I organize to challenge my community and myself to recognize our collective power through the value of our stories. As iron sharpens iron we grow and move together in love, stepping into our power, to demand justice for our communities.
I organize so that individuals who have been overlooked can recognize that there is power in the richness of their lived experiences. Dignity belongs in the everyday for everyone. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights begin in small places close to home … unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere