Survivors are leading us towards a new, more liberated world, and it could not be clearer how urgently we must follow their path. We turn to Black and Indigenous organizers who are envisioning and building alternatives to the police state, informed by centuries of surviving state violence. We honor Guatemalan mothers who have spent decades demanding justice for their disappeared loved ones; their audacity to believe in change is leading to wins that many never thought would be possible. We stand in solidarity with sexual violence survivors the world over as they share truths and defend each other against the desperate lashings of a dying patriarchy. From the throws of global crisis unparalleled in living memory, we give deep gratitude to the lessons and leadership of survivors.
Image to the left: Activists and relatives placed pictures of their disappeared loved ones. A sign reads “Confess: Where are they?” Photo credit: CALDH