Give Democracy to the Poets

Give Democracy to the Poets

Photo credit: Moremi Akinde Last month, the world watched as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became America’s new chief executives. The ritual of Inauguration Day is an American rite of passage. It’s the day we honor those charged by God and country to uphold...
Gratitude as Radical Self Care

Gratitude as Radical Self Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,” – Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light (1988). (Lorde was a Black lesbian feminist essayist, poet, and activist)  One of my self-preserving acts is...
Who’s Leading Matters

Who’s Leading Matters

Almost three years ago, we started discussing how NEW could address the racial leadership gap in Washtenaw County. As we start receiving applications for the next Champions for Change cohorts, it feels important to resurface the ‘why’ behind this work. Why...