We have big things moving this summer! For the past 2 years The Ruckus Society has been in a process of strengthening, transitioning and finding new ways to support frontline communities in action. In May 2019, we transitioned into a smaller form as a project of the BlackOUT Collective. During this process, our former Executive Director, Sharon Lungo, joined our Board of Directors and remains one of our strongest network members today.
In 2020, here at Ruckus, our members showed up and showed out, continuing to support frontline communities as we trained thousands of people in safety and security techniques, protection of the eviction moratorium, and election defense.
And now in 2021, as a part of our strengthening, along with the BlackOUT Collective, we are now joining the Center for Third World Organizing’s new Hub. CTWO is a 40 year old movement institution that has been training communities of color in organizing for decades. By joining CTWO’s Hub, it allows us to let the most powerful parts of our work shine. This change increases our ability to go where we are called upon and deepen our impact in local communities.
The CTWO Hub will take the burden of fundraising, communications and back-end administrative support off of our shoulders while growing and solidifying our work. What will not change during this transition is our unwavering commitment to developing leaders in communities on the frontlines of the fight for racial and climate justice. In fact, we just finished our first Training for Trainers since 2012 and are currently accepting applications for our ACT Scholarship – tell your friends to apply!
So much appreciation to all of you who have stuck with us on this journey of transitions. Sam and I are excited about this move and the offerings we have in store for 2021 and beyond!
As always, we will continue to #BringDARuckus.
Eva and the Ruckus team