Organizing Beyond Survival
Visions from SVA and our Partners about the Future of our Movement
In these critical times, SVA is in the midst of some exciting evolutions. We’ve launched our strategic vision for 2025 and beyond. We’ve vastly expanded our staffing, supportive services, and frontline funding. We’ve planted roots with aligned partners in South Carolina.
Welcome to Organizing Beyond Survival, a collection of narratives, oral histories, thought pieces, and reports. We invite our partners to reflect with us: In the years to come, what’s it going to take to disrupt and transform power?
In 2009, North Carolina held off-year, local elections. With only 5% of voters turning out, Art Pope, a millionaire backer of small government and anti-migrant think tanks, financed a slate of candidates to take over the Wake County school board.