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?
It is difficult, tedious, and sometimes boring work to build organization, but it is worth it.
Nov 9th, 2016 I am not afraid. I am however, terrifyingly aware of the danger that this election season means to my body and the bodies of my people, friends that go to sleep and wake up in the world as the targets of white racism, the fear of difference and the...
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.