Let’s Talk: At the Heart
of Movement Building

Let’s Talk is a space for movement builders to share our favorite insights, funniest moments, worst fears, highest hopes, most embarrassing questions, and warmest wishes. Let’s Talk is for anyone and everyone trying to build the relationships, power, strategy, collaboration, narratives, and new ways of being that can transform our society, economy, and culture.

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Our Cafe Is A Movement Home

I am the owner of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, a labor of love that was born in my home 28 years ago as I struggled to build community as a single immigrant mother. Today, my heart sinks as I drive through…
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Decolonizing Childhood in COVID

Nuola Akinde didn’t set out to homeschool, but her experiences as a Black mother in led her to restructure her life and work around her children’s education. “Two years ago my son was the only Black child in his class,…
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Talking About Life & Death

As I write this, my neighbor and three dear friends are dealing with parents in Florida suffering with COVID-19. I light candles for them, next to the ones I light for my own deceased parents. I am aware of how…
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Unmasking the Truth In Orange County

I live in Orange County, CA, where some of our neighbors are pushing to reopen as quickly as possible. Last month our county medical director required people here to wear masks in public before the governor did. The most vocal…
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Our Ancestors’ Roadmap

Viewing the world from rural New Mexico has felt painful and disorienting these past few months, as well as deeply meaningful. From here I see dominant systems collapsing before our eyes, more rapidly than ever before. I see our neighbors,…
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My Black Immigrant Life

I am a Black Immigrant Muslim woman in Detroit. Every morning I wake up and check which part of my identity is being targeted. Will I wear my “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt for someone Black killed today? Will I wear…
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Healing-Centered Revolution: Interview with Leslie Avant-Brown

From COVID-19 to the Movement for Black Lives, this moment in human history is asking us -- ready or not -- to show up as the best of who we are. Many people are turning to friends and colleagues for…
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Remembering Love Letters on Juneteenth

Today we celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth in Black Love with Black families!   Today I am reminded of two love letters. First, I remember that Black Lives Matter began as a love letter. As Alicia Garza shared in her…
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