From the Book: “I will tear down walls”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did.

“I will tear down walls.”

So much of what prompts activism results from conflict and division.  Activism doesn’t cause division, it points it out and shines a bright light on it.  It calls attention to the walls which have been built between us and the damage those walls do to the fabric of society.

So instead of vilifying those on the other side of the wall, instead of trying to force them to climb over and stand with us on our side, focus most on tearing down the walls themselves.  Go after the forces which put the bricks in place, chip away at the ideas which hold the pieces of the wall together, break through where you can and help people cross through.

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