|Visual AIDS Executive Director Amy Sadao speaking at NOT OVER.|
|Che Gossett speaking as artist and activist Kate Huh, and Romantic Friendship hosts Cassie Wagler and Sasha Wortzel listen.|
Writer and activist Che Gossett described the call to activism as a ‘visceral response to do something.’ Activism is not a purely logical activity. It is at its core an emotional one, based on a felt need to change something that is a weakness within our community. We seek to be not only the shakers of society, but also the builders of a better world. We cannot then disassociate ourselves from the practical and emotional impacts of our work, either personally or professionally. So how do we balance the two? How do we balance our deep conviction and belief in the issues we seek to address while maintaining the energy, creativity and courage necessary to continue fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds?
|Panelist Laura Whitehorn and activist Reina July speaking after the event!|