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We pledge to move boldly forward, grounding our actions in fierce love.

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We pledge to move boldly forward, grounding our actions in fierce love.

How are YOU are Resisting with Vision?

Now is a time of deep and necessary resistance.

It is also a time of deep and necessary vision.

#LeadWithLove wants to hear YOUR story, YOUR experience, in this moment of resistance and vision.

Our new #LeadWithLove video offers wise words from three women -- a US-born Syrian artist, a first-generation Nigerian new economy builder, and an Oakland-born community resilience leader -- on how they are resisting with vision in these times. Watch the video - then share YOUR story on FB w/#ResistWithVision #LeadWithLove!

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When I Dare to be powerful, to use my strength in service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

- Audre Lorde

 

IN THIS MOMENT, THE DEEPEST UGLINESS OF THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN REVEALED, BROUGHT TO LIGHT, AND STAMPED WITH A FALSE SEAL OF LEGITIMACY. 

People -- both ordinary community members and those who hold political power -- are escalating attacks against many people: Black, Muslim, Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, queer and trans, individuals with disabilities, and so many others. Violence is escalating against the sovereign Indigenous nations of this land. The irreparable damage to our climate is accelerating. Many of us fear for our lives and our loved ones, our democracy and our earth.

AGAINST THESE ODDS, WE ARE A PEOPLE RISING IN COURAGEOUS AND POWERFUL RESISTANCE.

We are a people of hope and fierceness, of love and fight, a people of vibrancy, of joy and courage. We are those who stand resolute for #BlackLivesMatter#Not1More#Our100#StandwithStandingRock, and #SanctuaryEverywhere. We are the voices singing our bravest songs of freedom and liberation for each and every one of us.

IN THE COMING DAYS, MONTHS, AND YEARS, EACH OF US WILL BE CALLED TO BOLD ACTION TO CHALLENGE THE NORMALIZING OF HATE. 

Now is not the time for ignoring real differences. Now is not the time for denial of real threats. Now is the time for beloved community, for deep democracy, and for action.

OUR ACTION IS NECESSARY TO REVEAL THAT POWER RESTS IN THE PEOPLE. 

Our power and love are greater than any authority acting in service of domination and violence.

OUR POWER IS LOVE. 

Love for ourselves nourishes and strengthens us. Love for our families and our peoples gives us courage and perspective. Love for humanity allows us to believe in transformation beyond what seems possible in this moment. Love for our Mother Earth emboldens us for the most visionary action.


Grounded in love we will dare to be powerful. 
We will use our strength in the service of our vision.

I WILL GROUND MYSELF AND MY ACTIONS IN BOLD VISION AND FIERCE LOVE.

  • I will name and affirm a vision of the world that values and supports everyone, restores our relationship with the earth, and ensures a future for our children’s children.
  • I will ask myself and my community to live the values of dignity, justice, and love, as we support individual and community self-determination in this political climate.
  • I will cultivate my capacity for bold, loving action through walks, meditation, prayer, dance, art, music and other acts of daily restoration.

I WILL MOVE BOLDLY FORWARD.

  • I will gather in community to build and strengthen our commitment to care for each other through deep listening and mutual support. 
  • I will center the leadership of people targeted by hate. Black, Muslim, Indigenous, migrant, refugee, LGBTQ, and other communities are navigating attacks and have wisdom to share. Targeted communities must raise our voices and our stories. Share your stories and listen when people share theirs. 
  • I will protect and care for people and communities targeted by hateful acts and policies. These actions may include providing sanctuary, creating employment opportunities, providing sustenance, interrupting hateful acts both large and small, resisting the acts of the government and stepping forward to lead towards solutions that serve all. 
  • I will create opportunities to declare and spread a commitment to stand together and affirm our shared humanity. and affirm our shared humanity.

Signed,

adrienne maree brown Octavia's Brood, Emergent Strategy
Mia Birdsong Family Story
Vanessa Daniel Groundswell Fund
Scot Nakagawa
Makani Themba
Eveline Shen Forward Together
Yamani Hernandez National Network of Abortion Funds
Corrine Sanchez Tewa Women United
Denise Abdul-Rahman NAACP
Andrea Lee Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Johnny Buck Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Miya Yoshitani Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Lee Ann Hall People’s Action
George Goehl People’s Action
Mimi Ho Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
Taj JamesMovement Strategy Center (MSC)
Arif Mamdani Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, and Social Transformation
Jodeen Olguín-Tayler Demos & #Our100
Tomás Garduño Organizing and Civic Engagement Coach
Brenda Salgado Nepantla Center for Healing and Renewal
Yalini Dream Artist, Vision, Change, Win & AwQward Talent
Scott Nine
Jeremy Lahoud Youth & Intergenerational Organizing, MSC
Joanne N. Smith Girls for Gender Equity
Joann Lo Food Chain Workers Alliance
Tammy Johnson Art Works Practice
Anasa Troutman eLoveate
Stephanie Wong Innovation Center, MSC
Trina Greene Brown Parenting for Liberation
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin Author
Julie Quiroz Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
Tannia Esparza Young Women United
Ejeris Dixon Vision Change, Win
Christine Cordero Center for Story Based Strategy
Roque Armenta Youth & Intergenerational Organizing, MSC
Sandra Kim Everyday Feminism
Nikki Bas Partnership for Working Families
Judith LeBlanc Native Organizers Alliance
Jovida Ross Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
Mateo Nube Movement Generation
Libero Della Piana People's Action
Carmen Iñiguez Youth Organizing, MSC
Navina Khanna HEAL Food Alliance
Alex Thibadeau MSC
Aisha Shillingford Intelligent Mischief
Terry Marshall Intelligent Mischief
Jesse Bachrach MSC
Victoria Benson Community Climate Solutions, MSC
Michelle Long Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
Erica Woodland Social Worker, National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
Chris Crass Author & Educator
Rosa González Community Climate Solutions, MSC
Kelly Miller Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Norma Wong Institute for Applied Zen
Shadiin Garcia Educator
Melissa Saavedra Financing Transition, MSC
Jung Hee Choi Social Justice Communicator
Jennifer Near Philanthropic Consultant
Nwamaka Agbo Next Economy, MSC
Michelle Gislason CompassPoint
Kristen Zimmerman
Luis Sanchez Youth & Intergenerational Organizing, MSC
Dana Kawaoka-Chen Bay Area Justice Funders Network
Lauren Roberts Solutions Project
Kimberly Serrano UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative
Cristy Chung
Aparna Shah Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
Calvin Williams Youth & Intergenerational Organizing, MSC
Malia Collins Author & Educator
Holly Bartling General Service Foundation
Jose Plascencia Innovation Center, MSC
Annika M. Gifford
Philliph Drummond MSC
Abby Reyes UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative
Ariel Jacobson Restaurant Opportunities Center
Ayanna Davis Innovation Center, MSC
Khalif Williams Educator
Vicente Garcia Transitions Initiative, MSC
Dana Ginn-Paredes Momentum Institute
Sarah Shanley Hope Solutions Project
Naina Khanna Positive Women’s Network
Weyam Ghadbian Shared Story, MSC
Maria Carolina Morales Social Justice Advocate
Rachel Humphrey Bay Area Justice Funders Network
Rachel Burrows Innovation Center, MSC
Beckie Masaki Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence
Quinton Sankofa Movement Generation
Jose Oliva Food Chain Workers Alliance
Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan Movement Generation
Lateefah Simon Akonadi Foundation
Genaro Rendon Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
Supriya Pillai Financing Transition, MSC
Doria Robinson Urban Tilth

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Grounded in love we will dare to be powerful.
We will use our strength in the service of our vision.

I will ground myself and my actions in bold vision and fierce love.
I will move boldly forward.