Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing by Daniel Hunter

By Daniel Hunter

Increasing at the name to motion in Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, the recent Jim Crow, this available organizing consultant places instruments on your palms that can assist you and your workforce know the way to make significant, potent switch. find out about your position in movement-building and the way to choose and construct campaigns that give a contribution in the direction of an even bigger mass stream opposed to the most important penal method on this planet. this crucial new source deals examples from this and different activities, time-tested organizing concepts, and imaginative and prescient to encourage, problem, and encourage.

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Four days after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, which made separate public schools for blacks and whites illegal, Montgomery, Alabama activist Jo Ann Robinson penned a letter to the mayor on behalf of her organization, the Women’s Political Council. ” Nothing immediate came of that threat. The next year, a young black woman named Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white patron on a bus. D. Nixon, president of the local NAACP and a leader in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters union.

Do we promote people to leadership who will be “acceptable”? This question is of critical importance to the movement to end mass incarceration and often represents a tough question. ” We can easily replicate social injustice by promoting people who look mainstream, rather than those who sit on the social margins. As a case in point, consider CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was put in prison after she allegedly killed a man who had shouted racial and transphobic epithets at her and slashed her face, causing her to need eleven stitches.

Rather then being constructive. They do their best work when they are well connected to people in other roles who can give context to Rebels’ unique, bold, and essential contributions. As an example, after one organization’s high-profile lobbying efforts had fallen short, they brought in a trainer to teach them how to run a direct action campaign. The trainer described the four roles of social change and asked people to cluster with others in the same roles. They had a handful of Helpers, many Advocates, and a good number of Organizers—but no Rebels.

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