In this episode, an old colleague of mine and I meander on the importance of Love in overcoming the restraints of racism and the economy in the USA. We discuss how knowledge won't set us free, how healing is essential, and how we can build our economic power in the face of capitalism--a very knew system in the history of humanity, despite we think of it as rigid and unchangeable. Our guest, Matt Birkhold, takes seriously his and others' ability and responsibility to create and foster the emergence of a world in which human beings can become more fully human and sustain themselves without damage to the planet and each other. To pursue this practice, Matt has founded Visionary Organizing Lab, and educational laboratory supporting people to become more fully human by creating sustainable and dignity affirming economies, institutions, and cultural practices. He has a PhD in historical sociology and resides in Washington DC.
Resources mentioned on the show:
Grace Boggs School https://www.boggsschool.org
Redefine Safety Detroit https://www.redefinesafety.org
Feedom Freedom http://www.findglocal.com/US/Detroit/342164122363/Feedom-Freedom
To connect with Matt: http://www.visionaryorganizinglab.org
Visionary Organizing Lab's Twitter https://twitter.com/visionary_lab
Visionary Organizing Lab's Facebook https://web.facebook.com/visionaryorganizinglab
Matt's Twitter :https://twitter.com/@birklyn1
Originally Recorded on November 25, 2020.