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Episode 1: Be an Organizer

“If you're gonna to get the things that you need in your life, we're going to have to do it together.” - Gabriel
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“I've always seen myself more as an inviter than an organizer, being like: come, come to this thing.” - Smokey
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“You may never feel 100% ready to do political work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go ahead and do it.” - Liz
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“Everyone starts somewhere. Your first step might not look like anyone else’s.” - Liz
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Episode 2: Decorate Your Neighborhood

“I think wheatpasting can be a very romantic activity. I used to go wheat pasting with people that I liked.” - Elektra KB
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“Anything that produces real change is illegal, is frowned upon and is rejected by society and has always been through history.” - Elektra KB
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“Politics is downstream from culture. It is perfectly fine to create stuff that you like and that is political.” - Smokey
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“From stickering your local stop sign to putting on a benefit show, you’re contributing to creating the culture you want to see.” - Liz
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Episode 3: Write a Letter

“Especially with political prisoners, even though their stories are usually wild and super dramatic and super real and revolutionary, they're coming from the same movements that we are.” - John
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“You’re asking for James Patterson, you’re getting Raymond Chandler. You’re asking for this, you’re getting a classic. Oh you’re in the SHU? You’re going to get the fattest book that I can possibly find.” - Daniel
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“What’s really lost in this is just how little access to resources people who we’re working with have. As well as the burden on their families to try to send basic essential necessities.” - Beena
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Episode 4: Join a Team

“One of the really wonderful benefits to being politically active with a group is building relationships and building a community that shares what you want to see in the world.” - Sarah
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“You kind of do have to go into groups with a bit of confidence and fearlessness.” - Cait
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“Remember that the success of your group is not about how big its events are or how much press it gets. Intentionally creating a supportive community is a radical political act in and of itself.” - Liz
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Episode 5: Support Your Community

“On a very basic level charity retains power. Mutual aid is a matter of giving power to other people.” - Chris
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“What movements are ultimately made of is the boring work, the unglamorous work, the unsexy work. ” - Chris
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“Our work has to be about a balance between challenging the power structures and providing immediate aid.” - Liz
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Episode 6: Jail & Court Support

“We saw concerted repression and persecution of people who were seen as organizers. A few of the larger kind of major organizers of the RNC protests were arrested walking on the street in Philadelphia. ” - Elena
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“When I first was getting involved, I had nowhere in my mind an interest to do anything that had to do with legal. After the kettle, I was like well obviously we're going to help with this until it's done. ” - Maura
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“Doing good jail support requires some restraint because you're probably really annoyed with the police but you can't let them be aware of your disdain for them.” - Naomi
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“In the hallway there were like 20 people just standing there in a semicircle, blocking up the hallway waiting to see me. It was a really really overwhelming feeling and it was real solidarity.” - Jason
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Episode 7: Be an Organizer 102

“Finding a sense of camaraderie is crucial when it comes to holistic care for an activist group.” - Cait
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“I think imagining visions of other worlds is something that offers a lot of fun and also very energizing.” - Jack
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“There's more than enough of us that if we all do little things that will add up.” - Jack
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“I always encourage people to start small. Just having one meet up where you get together and talk about a topic we're all interested in is already a win and you're already organizing.” - Amy
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“By their very nature the revolutionary must be an optimist.” - Chris
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