This is For the dreamers, The doers, and the change makers who dream BIG AUDACIOUS VISIONS + DO LIFE-GIVING WORK.
This is for the ARC BENDERS who are not waiting around for that long arc of history to bend toward justice- but for those who are bending the arc now.
The world needs your work, ARC BENDERS.
Do not wait.
Because while insidious and reductionist modes of binary thinking predominate and affirm privilege + power, your intersectional culture-making work forges the path toward radical transformation ahead.
As Robin D.G Kelley asserts in Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination,
“Without new visions we don’t know what to build, only what to knock down. We not only end up confused, rudderless and cynical, but we forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics but a process that can and must transform us (xii).”
So, culture-makers, as you consider getting your life-giving work into the world in a bigger way, maybe you are playing with the idea of creating educational programs and online courses. If so,
Now is the time.
The world needs your visions + intersectional, life-giving work to push the cultural needle toward justice.
Will your online course, educational program or new workshop completely transform the power relations of society? Likely not.
Can critically informed educative spaces catalyze transformative experience? Absolutely.
We need you ARC BENDERS.
The time is NOW.