Spring 2023 Special Newsletter–pt. 1 of a multimedia series highlighting the liberation work of Black land stewards.
BOLD alumni are making their mark throughout the country. Their collective impact is felt in areas as diverse as climate justice, gender rights, and food justice, as they bring national attention to the intersections of race with these issues and inspire other emerging leaders.
As long as Blackness remains under psychic assault due to a heritage of racism in the United States, confronting fear will be critical to Black liberation. In her new book, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, Princeton University scholar Imani Perry breathes new life into the courageous truth-telling work that confronts mythologies of race, racial terror, and Black masculinity.
If we are going to talk about leadership equity, we must first discuss how inequity is established and maintained. Oppression and inequity are sustained and advanced by controlling economic and political systems, access to education, due process, and ideas.
BOLD’s longitudinal study by our evaluator Zuri Murphy is a deep-dive in the application of BOLD’s approaches to transformational leadership. It tracks 12 BOLD alumni across seven states and explores how training impacts relationships, personal choices, and long-term resilience.
Since its launch, BOLD has trained over 400 Black organizers from more than 115 base-building organizations and alliances. Throughout this eight-year journey, our “North Star” has always mirrored the light that guided Harriet Tubman, a tangible freedom for Black people.
In today’s politically challenging environment for Black movement building, cultivating maroon space is just as vital liberation work. In three of BOLD’s Amandla! Organizing Trainings this spring, BOLD’s experienced trainers invited emerging organizers to embody this new practice.