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New Year New We

Happy New Year! 

We're excited for 2016 at IM and for all the potential that it holds. Aisha shared some thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how we can imagine what it means to win Black liberation.

"Across our social movements what we are struggling against is big and bad and ugly and insidious. It is deep and frightening and powerful. In order to win we will need to build new kinds of power, engage new people, and shift systems towards something we haven’t fully been free even to imagine. We therefore need to organize in new ways, envision a future we have never seen, and build new interim institutions that live the values of our movement. We need as much creativity as we can muster. We need to engage in (peaceful) guerrilla movement tactics that inspire our comrades and supporters, confuse and neutralize our enemies, and stimulate the hearts of those on the sidelines." ~ Aisha Shillingford 

Check it out her piece on Medium: https://medium.com/@aishashillingford/how-we-can-win-for-blacklives-in-2016-d083d1b0a1e8#.i64l24axc

~Chrislene DeJean

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In Case You Missed It: Terry was on the "Research in the Movement" panel last week

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In Case You Missed It: Terry was on the "Research in the Movement" panel last week

Terry Marshall, aka IM founder/Chief Strategy Architect, was on the "Research in the Movement: Civic Media, Political Unrest, and the role of the University" panel on Tuesday June 9th at the Microsoft NERD center. You know a panel is important when it has a colon in the title. The panel marked a closed to Emerson's Engagement Lab's Boston Civic Media conference. We played the role of decolonizing the space as well as having Terry speak about the role of organizers and activist in shifting the narrative on policing and anti-Blackness.

Check out the panel's transcript here

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