As we enter the new year in reflection on this current moment in the movement for social justice and liberation there could be no better time to bring the wisdom of Caitlin Breedlove to the Deeper Change community.
Caitlin Breedlove is the vice president of movement leadership at Auburn Seminary. Since 2003, Caitlin has been organizing and building movements in red states: working across race, class, culture, gender, sexuality and faith. Caitlin is known across social justice movements as a leader, strategist, and writer. She is the former Campaign Director of Standing on the Side of Love at the Unitarian Universalist Association where she served as a bridge between grassroots social movements and the denomination. She is also the former Co-Director of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), where for almost a decade she co-led innovative intersectional movement building work in the LGBTQ sector. Under Caitlin’s co-leadership, SONG led campaigns, trained hundreds of new LGBTQ organizers in the South, built a membership of over 3,000, and became the largest grassroots LGBTQ organization in the South.
"Game Changing Intersectional Justice in our time is and will be rooted in consciousness, reflection, flexibility, and transformation" says Caitlin. "We have to embody and do our work differently to have different results. That means how we organize must be different, and we must have the courage to make it so. That includes how and what we learn, how we develop other leaders, how we bring people together, how we build alliances, and how we mobilize, and much much more. In too many circles we are stuck in old shapes of doing this work that are not suiting us or advancing our cause: insularity/purity politics, ineffective base building, divisive alliance building, and the creation of fragmented and elitist groups and organizations. Intersectionality is about bringing people and struggles together through transformative and honest organizing, not about competition, in-fighting or individual celebrity leadership."
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