As I am working to finish the spring cleaning project in my office, I’m trying to get rid of “useless” papers that I have sitting around.
In working through several stacks, I found my notes from the recent MBLGTACC conference. I found some of the quotes from speakers and thoughts that came up during my time there were relevant enough to keep me thinking. Maybe they’ll make you think, too.
In no particular order…
comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable
inequality degrades all of us
Americans always do the right thing. They just do everything else first. (Winston Churchill)
I don’t want to know who you hate or who you want to avenge. I want to know what you’re going to DO.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. (Audre Lorde)
to be an amazing activist, you have to be amazed
stop asking why they aren’t at your table and go to theirs
are we about justice or just us? work for equality, not just “your issue”
we have to be the voice for those who cannot speak
if it doesn’t exist, create it
not just being a social justice advocate, but doing social justice.
go DO it…ekg