Reform and/or Revolution – A Lively Debate
Yesterday's Forum on Reform and/or Revolution was maybe the liveliest one yet. While the theoretical and historical issues that give context to our current politics informed the evening's discussions, it seemed like the open discussion of means and ends — of what we want, and how we think we could get it — produced the most intense and engaged exchanges.
Don't Just Click There, the affinity group who presented the topic, organized "sociogram" games that helped everyone understand how we are distributed unevenly across spectrums of political orientations.
While we didn't end the debate, there did seem to be consensus by the evenings end that there is a place for both Reformist and Revolutionary strategies, and that they need not be mutually exclusive. Most importantly, despite political differences, the intention to work together on political change was shared by all.