Discourse and dialogue have always been the hallmarks of civil society, but when the power of government is used systematically to divide and exclude, it is the stinging conversations and actions at the leading edge of civil society that will reestablish the democratic ideals of an equitable democracy.
In the shift from #MeToo to Time’s Up, movement leaders are strategically framing sexual violence as a social and cultural problem, rather than an individual problem. Doing so helps people think about the broad range of actions we can take to systemically prevent sexual violence.
To build support for progressive immigration reform in the United States, advocates must turn away from “us versus them” framing, and toward language that emphasizes shared humanity, collective prosperity, and the country’s distinct identity as a “nation of immigrants.”
Addressing climate change requires that we transition quickly to renewable energy while grounding our efforts in human rights.