Starhawk reports on the U.S. Social Forum

Listening to Grace Boggs, connecting with the wonderful people she and her late husband James Boggs collected around them, I am struck by how unafraid they are to talk about love.  With all the anger, our own frustrations and the violence we face, they still put love at the heart of their work.  So do the other great organizers I know—Marta, and Lisa, and Lena in the Bayview.  Anger is real and vital but you can’t sustain a life built on anger as its sole foundation.  There’s a sense of love and joy that permeates this gathering.  Very little grumbling—although there are things we could grumble about—and lots of radiant delight.  If we can knit these strands into a whole with a unified sense of purpose, what a power we can be!

Read more of Starhawk’s impressions of the USSF.



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