Field Notes: Students Lead the Way

Field Notes: Students Lead the Way

No matter what’s been on your mind lately, it now inevitably includes thoughts about gun violence in our communities. This is a complicated issue, especially in the South where hunting and recreational gun use are part of the culture. But the debate is shifting considerably compared to the aftermath of past shootings as a direct result of southern, small town (and often queer) students. Continue reading “Field Notes: Students Lead the Way”

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Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

We’re one month into the new year and have been spending a lot of time in communities talking to everyday people about the struggles they face. In our own organizational growth, it’s been a challenge to keep all of our supporters informed, but expect to see more regular communication about the work we’re doing. Continue reading “Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going”

Challenges of Rural Organizing

Challenges of Rural Organizing

I grew up in a small town in rural Alabama where, to the average resident, there were no signs of political activity. It doesn’t help that the Alabama state legislature has been hoarding power since Reconstruction. But nationwide, there’s a huge problem with a lack of opportunity for civic engagement in rural communities presenting challenges to those organizing for social justice. Continue reading “Challenges of Rural Organizing”