| Only a few more days until we #ReclaimLove on Valentine’s Day!Last year we hosted over 200 events and reached more than 14 million people on social media. With your help, we can keep that momentum going.This year we have two goals for #ReclaimLove:Change the way people think – remind us all that love is a powerful force for justice.Create an opportunity for people to put love into practice.Here’s how we are going to accomplish that:We are making a video! It will be filled with leaders, visionaries, and celebrities reading the Declaration of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur. We’ll release it on Valentine’s Day and will need your help to share it far and wide – stay tuned!|
We are putting love into action! We are asking you to send love letters or Valentine’s to people who most need our love and solidarity right now. We’re working with our sister initiatives – Green for All and #Cut50 – as well as other partner organizations to deliver these letters directly to people impacted by some of the most devastating challenges facing our country: the broken criminal justice system, extreme weather caused by climate change, families being separated at the border, and the opioid epidemic. You can start writing your letters right now!Download our #ReclaimLove toolkit. It includes details on how and where to send your love letters.We want to generate thousands of letters. It is an incredibly powerful thing to receive love from a stranger when you’re carrying a heavy load. Kindness and solidarity can be transformational. With so much vitriol and division, we as individuals need to show up for each other. To have each others backs.Join us and put your love into action this Valentine’s Day.With love and gratitude,<3 The #LoveArmy Team (an initiative in the Dream Corps family)More on #ReclaimLove:
#ReclaimLove is a cultural intervention. We are inviting you to reclaim love as a public ethic and force for justice. Love has been captured by greeting cards and pop songs as purely personal and romantic – too fickle, too sentimental, too anemic to be a political force. But we know that movements for justice and liberation throughout history have been rooted in love as an ethic. Love is more than a feeling. Love is sweet labor – fierce, bloody, imperfect, life-giving. That means love can be taught, modeled, practiced. When we love others, opponents and ourselves, love becomes revolutionary.
Sat 20 April 2019 1:03 AM