An Unbroken Tempo: The Modern-Day Abolitionists Fighting to End the Exception (Part 1)

“But at the core of it is this thing that has gone unbroken since our country’s founding. It’s like a steady drum beat that hasn’t ever broken its tempo. Slavery was never abolished, it was simply reformed, especially through convict leasing, especially through the expansion of share cropping, all the way into our modern era- war on drugs, mass incarceration.”

A Statement from March On Foundation on the Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

“…it is wholly unfair that the government and our elected officials perpetually push the responsibility of advocating for gun safety on nonprofits and grassroots organizers. It is also downright repugnant that the government is shirking this responsibility off to survivors and relatives of victims of gun violence.”

A Snapshot of Youth Climate Activism

“I think the lack of recognition of BIPOC climate activists is a huge issue. I think a lot of attention has been given to Greta [Thunberg], and more recently Peter Kalmus, and they deserve it, but is a shame that there are so many people of color who have also been doing the work, especially on a community level, that go completely unrecognized.”

“Do not draw your attention away from Chernobyl” (Part Two)

“What’s more, the international community’s inaction on the breach of these conventions sends a very dangerous message: that they don’t work. Sure, they may still hold up as a prosecutorial argument in international court, but what good will that do when Putin’s army is already knocking at the front door?”

“Do not draw your attention away from Chernobyl” (Part One)

“…we seem to be repeating the same pattern that led to the accident in the first place: we are constantly warned by experts that this is a serious issue that requires our careful attention, and almost every time they are dismissed. Just like the Soviet Union, we as a global community are being afforded opportunity after opportunity to take Chernobyl seriously. And, like the Soviet government, we are not seizing those opportunities.”

Acts of Care: A Conversation with Chef Jenny Dorsey (Part Three)

“…I don’t think people at large… maybe they understand that or know, but they’re not totally processing what that means in terms of the applicant pool and the kind of privilege to be able to have the fame of having been on Top Chef or a show like that.”

Acts of Care: A Conversation with Chef Jenny Dorsey (Part Two)

“Because change happens so slowly over a period of time, I sometimes wonder when we look at the Civil Rights marches and we know that they were hugely impactful right now, 50 years later, but at the time how did everyone in them feel? I wonder if they also felt unsure of the future and if this was going to create real change.”

Acts of Care: A Conversation with Chef Jenny Dorsey (Part One)

“I think overall food is an act of care. Cooking is an act of care. You know, eating is an act of care in different ways. Food can take on so many different meanings, which is why people care about it so much. It can very much be a really loving act of care, but also it can be a very negative, really painful, really like… it can stir up a lot of things.”

Finances, Explained

“Public financing programs help to shift power from wealthy special interest donors to ordinary citizens. These programs work by incentivizing candidates for state and local elections to participate in a new system of fundraising, where large contributions and contributions from corporations and PACs are sworn off, while small-dollar donations from regular residents are amplified so that even the smallest donation can have a huge impact.”

My American-Ecuadorian Identity Crisis

“I know my cousin didn’t mean to exclude me because in Ecuador being born in the United States is the greatest thing that could occur. Whenever I would go back and forth from Ecuador to the United States I would always hear them say “Mis primos son de los Estados Unidos” with such pride. However, what they don’t understand is the huge identity crisis that so many children of immigrant parents go through.”

Welcome to the March On Foundation Blog!

“We want to share our stories with you, and we would love for you to share yours with us. In the next few months, you’ll hear stories about finding an individual identity in a multiracial (but inherently racist) country, how history can inform modern activist practices, and women who took hold of a cause and never let it go.”