Radical Love Fuels Youth Activists
These teens are amazing! From left, Salwa Abdussabur, Cowiya Arouna and Jeremy Cajigas, three youth organizers that worked with City Wide Youth Coalition in New Haven, CT to lead a solidarity march with hundreds of people on November 11, 2016 following the election of Donald Trump. When confronted by two Trump supporters in the crowd at this rally yelling "Make America Great" and "Trump, Trump", Cowiya responded without hesitation, megaphone in hand, "We love you, we love you, we love you", the crowd followed her lead, and the rest of the rally channeled the anger and concern of the crowd through the positivity and message of radical love and fierce solidarity presented by these youth leaders and their peers.
We were all feeling this clip of Linda Sarsour talking passionately about radical love at a Define American event with Jose Vargas. Linda Sarsour is a Muslim American woman from Brooklyn, NY and was part of the core leadership team that organized the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017.
Check out this new release from Climbing PoeTree, "Love Will Triumph", featured at the end of this episode.