Connexions Quotations

AuthorsTopics — First Letter: A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  K  L  M N O P R S T U V  W Y

Organizing Quotes

I, for one, will join in with anyone – I don’t care what color you are – as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth.
- Malcolm X

The issue that is not clear to organizers, missionaries, educators, or any outsider, is simply that if people feel they don’t have the power to change a bad situation,
then they do not think about it. Why start figuring out how you are going to spend a million dollars if you do not have a million dollars or are ever going to have a million dollars – unless you want to engage in fantasy? Once people are organized so that they have the power to make changes, then, when confronted with questions of change, they begin to think and to ask questions about how to make the changes.
- Saul Alinsky

Nowhere in the annals of history does the record show a people delivered from bondage by patience alone.
- Robert F. Williams

The only way I know how to organize is to talk to one person, and then you talk to another person, and then you talk to another.
- Cesar Chavez

We’re going to fight racism not with racism, we’re going to fight it with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with Black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.
- Fred Hampton

AuthorsTopics — First Letter: A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  K  L  M N O P R S T U V  W Y

To learn more about Organizing, explore the Connexions Subject Index Organizing page, the Organizing for Social Change page, and the Strategies for Social Change page. Also check out the Organizing Gateway page.