2 results for month: 02/2017


3 Reasons Why You Should Become a Pro-Intersectional* Activist

By Lilia Trenkova, CF Co-Founder *Intersectionality theory was created by Kimberlé Crenshaw and other black feminists in the 1960s and 70s as a form of resistance to the predominantly white (read: racist) feminist movement and the predominantly male (read: sexist) civil rights movement at the time. It introduced the idea that 1. People who experience multiple - layered - forms of oppression (e.g. racism and sexism) face more struggle than people who experience less forms (say who only experience sexism) because 2. These oppressions feed into and support one another with the help of both institutions and social prejudices. So the term “pro-inte...

Your Organizer Voted for Trump, Now What?

By Raffi Ciavatta &  Lilia Trenkova, Collectively Free Founders Whether you're part of an activist community or an organizer yourself, chances are you have had to deal with conflict in your network. Conflicts come in many shapes and sizes and can be as small as a disagreement or as large as activists/organizers no longer believing in your mission; they can range from cases of microagressions to actual infiltrators. We like to look at conflict as an opportunity to become stronger - to use a metaphor by a friend of a friend, “Whenever there's a bone fracture, the new bone solidifies stronger than the original one.” Just recently we had ...