Aruna Roy Shares Her Thoughts on Community Organizing

Aruna Roy Shares Her Thoughts on Community Organizing

On our fifth day in India, we visited Barefoot College and visited with Aruna Roy, a social and political activist who has worked on government transparency, food security and improving rural livelihoods. Aruna is founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakati Sangathan (MKSS), an organization designed to strengthen participatory democratic processes, so that ordinary citizens can live their lives with dignity and justice.

Aruna spoke to us about her experience organizing communities and how it led her to advocate for the empowerment of girls and women. Listen firsthand to Aruna Roy share her thoughts on strategies for movement building and importance of getting buy-in from the people the movement affects. Take a listen.

Jackie Payne
Jackie Payne
GALvanize USA

Jackie Payne served as the Director of Move to End Violence from its inception until February 2018. A lawyer and policy advocate with 20 years of experience working to affect social change, Jackie brings an intersectional and cross-movement lens to her gender justice work. She recently founded GALvanize USA which creates safe, supportive opportunities for busy women who want a kinder, more respectful way to figure out how to make a real difference in our communities and our country. Learn More

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