I loved the beginning last night, working with staff from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Twenty-five have gathered. They valued their time together. Their friendships. Their stories.

These are people involved on the frontlines of organizing people in social justice initiatives and reform. In churches. In incarceration policy. In young people on campuses. They are fierce. Yet kind. They are building capacity to insist on democracy for many that are underrepresented.

Our start included a fire ceremony, to create letting go so that the new could come. Biggest fire I’ve been part of in a long time, at Franklinton Center at Bricks. And some big letting go.

I’m glad to be with people to share the journey. I’m glad to contribute to the journey with Quanita Roberson.