If activists are going to make an impact in their work, with what their passion is, they have to be around long enough to make that impact. For communities facing crisis issues, it can literally be a matter of life and death…. stone circles has helped me learn that I can craft my life anyway I want…. Whatever you want your life to look like, you can be a social justice activist worker, and make your life look how you want it to look…. It expands the definition of what it means to be ‘doing the work.’
-Althea Gonzalez, North Carolina Program Manager, Hispanics in Philanthropy
More and more young activists are asking similar questions about personal and movement sustainability. stone circles moves us closer to addressing these big questions, and it offers a variety of paths to answer them… It has achieved that by listening deeply to the movement, and acting to address what movements and activists need to sustain themselves.
-Adam Wells, mountaintop removal organizer
Thank you to Haiz Oppenheimer for researching and writing Althea and Adam’s stories!