Questions I’ve Been Not Answering

Ivy HestReal Talk, TheoryLeave a Comment

(About 2.5 minutes to read, and a lifetime to answer) Some of you know I began the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program through the Catalyst Project since the beginning of February. I’m very excited to share with you what I’ve been thinking about and learning about what it means to be a radical, anti-racist organizer, whenever I have free time … Read More

How to Get a Bunch of 80-Year-Olds Arrested

Ivy HestHow-To, Skills and Principles, StrategyLeave a Comment

“Let’s occupy the Governor’s office!” “What?” “Yeah!  Let’s do it!” “What?  No!” The public transit authority in Boston had decided to increase prices for transportation for seniors and people with disabilities by 100%, and in some cases 150% by July 1st.  Members had been mobilizing and organizing for almost a year, without any response from the public transit Board.  We knew … Read More

Toxic Organizations are Toxic for Everyone

Ivy HestHow-To, Individual Sustainability, Real Talk, StrategyLeave a Comment

Hello wonderful friends! It’s nearing the end of October, and only 12 days away from the elections on November 4th!  I’m going to try to practice what I preach, and take a week off of generating brilliant content for you- and instead share some brilliant content with you by other people. It’s important to recognize when the work or the issue … Read More