We need to listen deeply to and honor our indigenous and black organizers (and, for me as a savarna person, dalit and adivasi organizers) . Only way we are going to be able to survive this. Listen and hold space. What the rest of us need to do will become readily apparent. And in listening, if we hear mxn talking over femme organizers, choose femme all the way. “In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then . . . they came for me . . .” – Martin Niemöller

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