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About Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and columnist at YES!, and founder of PeoplesHub, a start-up nonprofit supporting and training groups in reimagining their community, resisting powerful forces that undermine the common good, and building resilience. (Read more at PeoplesHub.org.) She is also the author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter @sarahvangelder.

Articles by Sarah van Gelder

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

PeoplesHub

“I don’t believe deep change can be top down. Building a different sort of society happens from the grassroots – most powerfully, when local groups can learn from each other.”

The radical work of healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a new kind of civil rights activism

"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension – all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles."

Six hopeful breakthroughs from 2015

Despite conflicts and crises at home and abroad, 2015 offered glimpses of the road to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world. 

I take my orders from 23-year-old queer women

A leading activist pastor speaks about the emerging face of civil rights leadership in 21st century America. 

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