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Join us on September 22 at 13:00 UTC as we dive into the debates around the efficacy of elections with amazing activists from different contexts and movements.
JASS ED, Shereen Essof reminds us that the personal is always political. The Long Haul is an invite, reminder + honor of all long haulers who are on the journey to healing themselves and communities, and transforming the world.
JASS is joining forces with Nubian QUEENX and artists around the world for a Musical Celebration for Radical Healing
A few weeks ago, chief opposition leader, Lazarus Chakwera was appointed as the new president of Malawi, generating new expectations and renewed hope. Following the election, we asked our allies to reflect on the significance of this victory for the future of Malawi. “The new government provides many Malawians with hope for a changed Malawi. A people-centered government which is transparent and accountable and provides people’s basic needs,” said Grace Jere. They welcome this new chapter but understand that it is only one moment in a much longer struggle.
They say coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, that it puts us all at risk, that it dictates an equally threatening future for all humankind. But the measures that have been implemented in Central America to deal with the pandemic are proof of the monumental, pre-existing inequality of our societies.
The most important thing for you to know, if you are a young feminist in Zimbabwe or any other country for that matter, today, you are walking along paths that were cleared for you by these women and the movements they built over decades.
A pivotal question of these times, "how do we turn our rage and resistance to once and for all usher in this liberation we so desire? What would a vision and the process of true liberation ultimately look like?"
Now, more than ever, we must pay attention to the body. Today is the time to come together, build a community supported by rituals, and do our best to support and uplift one another, daily.
Read a summary and insights from the dialogue.
None of us could have anticipated that the final phase of our Leadership Transition at JASS, my stepping into the role of Executive Director, would coincide with a global pandemic!

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