What if we only did things that we knew would contribute to social transformation?
What if we agreed to never again do a half-hearted speaking event or a ten-person rally?
Sometimes as organizers we set our goals too low. We’re content with vague ideas of “raising awareness” or “speaking out” without really seeing how it will really make a difference.
I challenge all of you in social change work to set the bar high for program you do, so that whatever you do truly promotes transformation.
Transformation can take many forms; I’m not going to dictate what it should mean for you and your organization. In another post I’ll share what it means for me.
I am going to insist, though, that you relentlessly pursue social transformation. Cut away everything that does not vigorously promote transformation.
Otherwise we’re just going through the motions.