Lydia Avila

Organization: Power Shift Network

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875 Power Shift 2016 Southeast in Orlando, Florida (photo: Jahfre Colbert, Post Creative Group)

What a year. Between the primaries, the election, and the post-election absurdity we’ve been witnessing for the past six weeks, I know many of us are ready to say goodbye to this year. But believe it or not: despite all of this, I’m still calling 2016 a success for the Power Shift Network.

Here’s why I think 2016 was such a success. In just 12 months, our network:

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Mourn, Then Organize.

November 9, 2016

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It’s hard to know what to say right now.

Last night, Americans faced a hard truth: racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry, hatred and fear are still very much alive and well in our country. Those darkest, ugliest impulses celebrated an enormous victory last night.

But I’m writing to make a commitment to you, and to everyone I love, that we will not let this kill our spirit.

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Two Power Shifts down, two more to go—here's what we've learned so far


“Thank you for an amazing weekend!” “This is fantastic!” These are the phrases that have given me bursts of energy in this marathon called Power Shift 2016.

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