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Bringing Informal Workers into Chicago’s Economy

“Long before the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and locked down much of the US economy, and before the vulnerabilities within the economic system were laid bare by the pandemic, countless Chicagoans were living on the edge.” – Survival Economies: Black Informality in Chicago Informal workers have gained momentum in Chicago with the collaboration of Equity And Transformation (EAT) and its…

Equity and Power in Durham Schools

“We want to be able to make interventions in that whenever possible; and we understand that we want power.” –Ociele Hawkins   In Durham, North Carolina – a state with one of the lowest rates of union membership in the country – our comrades saw a breakthrough victory. On February 3, all public school workers (including persons providing custodial and…

Through the Night: Centering the Voices of Caregivers

“One voice will not get anything done.” Daniel Caldwell – caregiver and advocate   On May 13, 2021, BOLD hosted Through the Night: Where’s the Safety Net? – a post-screening discussion of Through the Night. The film, directed by documentary filmmaker Loira Limbal and broadcast on PBS throughout the month of May, is a monumental work of cultural organizing that…

BOLD NEWSLETTER (July 2021)

JULY 2021 BOLD NEWSLETTER Our Black Futures Are a Mirror By Mina Remy | Updated August 10, 2021 Earlier this year at the BOLD National Gathering, we discussed parallel movements and grassroots uprisings around the world–including in Haiti. In that context, we talked about our shared need for collective protection, security, mutual aid, and self-governance.  Despite its problems, we had no…