My recent strategy briefing on rural revolution elicited fierce response. Some people dug it and cheered me on. Others didn't see the relevance. "I live in New York, with 9 million people. What are your notions for us?," asked David, echoing the concerns of many urban activists.
Not everyone can or wants to live in rural America. So is revolution possible in the metropolis? It is a good question—I need your help to answer it.
After 4+ years in rural Oregon, I have accepted a four-month fellowship with Dr. Lenora Fulani immersing myself in her on-the-ground approach to human development in NYC's poorest communities of color.
You may have heard me discuss Dr. Fulani's work in recent interviews. In 1988, Fulani became the first woman and African American to run for President and be on the ballot in all 50 states—a feat that the Green Party was unable to replicate in 2016. In my work with her organization the All Stars Project, I'll be looking for the key to the next evolution of electoral social movements based on the lessons I've learned from OWS and Nehalem.
I need your help: New York City is expensive. Only with your financial assistance will my family be able to embark on this journey from poor, white, rural Oregon to poor, brown, urban New York. Please consider becoming a Monthly Patron or making a One-Time Gift.
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latest from the speaking tour: University of Chicago's Institute of Politics
On May 22, Micah spoke on how to organize a movement, if protests are the most effective way to enact change, and how electoral politics factor in a successful organization.