Mapping Out the Movement Strong: Intro to the DD Advisory Board
Last week, Dream Defenders announced our Social Media Blackout, a “sabbatical” of sorts; to re-center, re-connect and build out a solid, yet nimble plan to increase our membership’s strategic advantage in transforming their circumstances locally. Part of what led us to this journey is owning our own truth in building a movement - organizing can be, well, disorganized - beautifully disorganized, righteously flawed - like we as humans can be. We embrace, in fact, love and thrive off this unpredictability, while acknowledging the need for direction to truly meet our collective potential and gain FREEdom.Continue reading…
After three years of fighting, organizing and building, we have spent the last 8 months in deep collective reflection. With that has come great clarity, perspective, and the realization that many of our biggest supporters, fans, and followers don’t truly know what we DO, who our members ARE, and HOW we are building power for transformational change in the state of Florida.
Dream Defenders is an organization with membership throughout Florida committed to developing and nurturing strong community relationships, a deep understanding of the needs of our people, to facilitate the collective development and execution of transformational solutions. It is more than actions, protests, or occupations: though we do all three very well. The on the ground work that we do is tangible and transformational.Continue reading…
Voices from Ferguson Frontlines: One Year Later
Mike Brown means we got to fight back.
As the one year anniversary of Mike Brown's murder passes, we mourn his death and celebrate his life. This time also gives us a moment to reflect and salute the strength of people who chose to fight back against a system that brutally dehumanizes and destroys Black lives. We honor all the residents of Canfield, families, and individuals who took to the streets to demand justice. Here we feature several of countless voices from St. Louis that contributed to igniting a movement. We thank you one year later for helping sustain this movement: for your sacrifice, resilience and radical love.
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