Our greatest teachers are frontline organizers and the groups of people they bring together into collective action in their day to day work.

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, gained through our own decades of experience building grassroots organizations and alignment processes and in depth study and application of theories and frameworks that each individual brings to the collective. 

And, we know that what we teach is not ours, and not solely coming from this particular movement moment or context. Many of the ideas, relationships and organizations we work with were handed down by those who came before us. 

We want to name and pay tribute to those who have taught us, and whose ideas we work with and teach. We owe a debt of gratitude to our founders, Richard Healey and Sandra Hinson, and others who paved the way for us especially David Mann and Alexa Bradley. And to many movement intellectuals whose ideas we use in our work every day, including: Antonio Gramsci, Stuart Hall, W.E.B. Dubois, Marta Harnecker, Maria Mies, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Nancy Fraser.