Beyond the End of Violence

Community organizing that engages everyone in preventing domestic and sexual violence—and in transforming our lives and communities—requires equal fierceness and hope.

It requires believing in what the world will become beyond the end of violence, when equity and justice are the status quo. It requires holding this belief and future vision in our hearts and minds, so that we can create moments of that future in the present, and invite others to create those moments with us. It requires bringing people together in love, joy, laughter, and acceptance—acknowledging and celebrating that change will take everyone, and leading together for change needed now.

By acting in this way, we become buoyed by the beloved community we are creating. We realize that bold change is possible. And looking at history, we know we are right.