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In January, six women in Austin, Texas, spanning generations, life experiences, and backgrounds came together to form the first new chapter of 2016 and first chapter ever in the South. Learn their stories and what motivated them to volunteer their time to launch Bend the Arc: Austin.
“Selah has given me space to think intentionally and deliberately about leadership in a community of loving peers and to explore what it means to really inhabit my own power as a leader — to try and see it more and more as who I am, and not something that I perform for others. This is exciting and a little scary but I think it has the potential to make my work more joyful and my life more rich and powerful.”
“If we organize we can change the world. But only if we organize.” Heather began her inspirational career as a volunteer for Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964 and has been a leader in organizing for social justice ever since. In June she’ll be speaking at Bend the Arc’s national conference.
“I think a chord has been struck,” said Susan Lubeck, the director of the San Francisco office of Bend the Arc, an organization that mobilizes American Jews around progressive political causes.