On Getting Our Shit Together: A Letter to the Left

Everything we don’t do hurts our causes. Our consciences are out accountability checkers.

Transformative Spaces

19466621_1938799263000085_8845485528896650523_o Attendees shake hands and share ideas at a health care vigil in Chicago on June 27, 2017. (Photo: Jim Pearson)

Dear fellow lefties,

Like many of you, I spent most of Saturday shaking and grieving. For those involved with movement work, who have watched motorists menace and even strike protesters in the past, these events were not wholly surprising, but one doesn’t need to be surprised by a blow to be injured by it. The violence of white supremacy is always with us, but this weekend, those who would kill us if they could sought to show us that they can. They created a spectacle of hatred and violence to make themselves known and felt. And I know the next time a march veers off a sidewalk in my city, the image of those brave people, being thrown through the air, after being struck by a murderer’s vehicle, will be…

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About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

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