We all want to change the world. How are we supposed to change the world when protests don’t produce the change we want to see? When unarmed members of local communities get shot by the police, then people protest. Is this type of protesting the only way we can produce change? We need a method of protest that lasts longer than a single news media cycle. We need a 24-by-7 method of protesting violence, hate and racial discrimination in our communities. We have to organize communities so that they exist in a continual state of protest with minimal work or effort expended on the part of participants.
This requires us to shift our energy away from our traditional reactive response which has been focused on human tragedy. We need a proactive response focused not on what matters to us, human lives, but what matters most to the authorities who institute harmful policies.