Author: Phil Wilmot

What it means when victims lead (and why it matters)


The power of many movements is derived from placing leadership in the hands of those victimized by injustices they aim to end. The City for All movement based in Budapest has become a global voice on homelessness. City for All is led by homeless Hungarians, direct victims of economic and social injustice, while NGOs and other allies focus on support roles. In the U.S., Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) organizes and mobilizes white people to support racial justice actions led by people of color. “We have to get out of these offices.” Locals had no will to wait...

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