KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A New Beginning

Hello,

This is an experiment to see if there are people out there who want to share with us their experiences, ideas, opinions about liberation education. We at the SF Freedom School, hopefully, are part of a development that is helping promote the next social movement in this country. We study Civil Rights History as a means to learn the lessons of movement building. Perhaps this blog can be one of many means to develop a better understanding of what we need to know and do in order to:
--stop global warming
--provide health care, affordable housing, living wages and community driven/fully funded education for everyone.

please contribute to the conversation.
www.educationanddemocracy.org

3 comments:

Eric Mar said...

The best thing about the SF Freedom School is how comfortable learning has been even with people of very diverse ages and backgrounds. I especially appreciate the younger activists and students, and the civil rights and women's movement veterans you have brought to our sessions.

Sandra said...

Congratulations Kathy,
I am so glad you followed through and created this blog. I think this will give folks a venue to talk about movements,organizing and the history of struggles in the civil rights era.
Sandra

Kathy Emery said...

Thanks Sandra and Eric! anyone who wants to be able to post, and not merely comment on posts, let me know.