Markasa Tucker: Organizer Spotlight

This week's organizer spotlight features Markasa Tucker, Director of The African-American Roundtable (AART) and Co-Founder of LiberateMKE: 1) What have you learned from organizing "fails?" Taking advice that was not culturally sound and actually leaning into and applying it to a campaign. It caused my organizer to walk away. I learned I need to trust myself and my own and my people's experiences and apply that to my work. I may not know it all, but what I do know is no one knows my experience, my need or the impact of it all and that is what should always [...]

2020-09-21T14:56:44-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Organizer Spotlights|

Heather DuBois Bourenane: Organizer Spotlight

We are excited to kick off our weekly organizer spotlight series with Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN): 1) What have you learned from organizing "fails?" Credit: Joe Brusky One thing I've learned from WiLD trainings and the amazing organizers I've met through WiLD is how to appreciate and evaluate the "small wins" and identify organizing victories even in the face of "political" defeats. Constantly reflecting on how we can "learn forward" to be better leaders helps keep the focus on the community we build through our organizing and the importance of [...]

2020-09-16T09:13:22-05:00September 14th, 2020|Organizer Spotlights|