“The way that I organize is deeply offensive to anyone who’s really got a vested interest in a power dynamic being at play…”
Community organizer Sierra Ramírez joins the show to talk about carving worlds, infighting, fear, and the beautifully messy work of building capacity and community – sprinkled with Orwell and Zapatista quotes.
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Sierra Ramírez lives in Washington, DC and is a proud collaborator within the Woodner Tenants Union and Ward 1 Mutual Aid. She is also a Skills for Change practitioner, working with colleagues, comrades and friends to support deeper, less hierarchical, more sustainable interpersonal practices. As a tenant organizer, a personal coach, and a political educator, she supports communities and individuals who are ready to slow down and build power within their personal relationships, radical collectives, and wider social struggles.
carla bergman and Eleanor Goldfield interview long term organizers about their watershed moments, what they have learned along the way, and how they maintain their hope on this path; dreaming and building emergent worlds for a present and future that is anchored in justice and freedom for all.