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Brass Tacks: On Running For Office with Safiya Khalid, City Councilor Ward 1 Lewiston, Maine

Last year we saw an incredible victory for our community here in Lewiston, Maine: Safiya Khalid became the first Somali-American and youngest person elected to our city council. . I had the honor of watching her campaign, her courage, and her hope spread through our city.

Brass Tacks: On Running For Office with Safiya Khalid, City Councilor Ward 1 Lewiston, Maine2020-06-12T05:33:24-04:00

Brass Tacks: On Narrative Shift with Erik Peterson

Narrative shift happens when we stop basing decisions, strategies, and policies on the current dominant narrative (think, “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps!” or “America first”) and start to purposefully ground our work in our personal values and principles. Narrative shift is our path to a better way of life. Erik Peterson of Bending the Arc Strategies shares his take on developing healthy narrative shifts.

Brass Tacks: On Narrative Shift with Erik Peterson2020-04-11T04:32:24-04:00

Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny

The project of white supremacy is deeply intertwined and at times is no different than the project of patriarchy. It is our responsibility to pull back the misogynistic interpretation of feminism that would have us ignore it, make fun of it, or push it aside as "not for me". What is feminism? What is misogyny? And what is the value to each of us of reclaiming a useful sense of these terms?

Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny2020-04-11T04:33:05-04:00