In March 2021, we hosted a forum related to our “Transforming Justice” magazine issue. One of the women we talked to was Robin Wonsley Worlobah, who is an advocate for building new systems of community safety beyond policing. Here is some of what she told us.
As publisher and editor of the Minnesota Women’s Press platform, I ask our readers: Help us find and share — in virtual forums, in our magazine pages — the stories about community-based economies, green cooperatives, and women-led innovations that are working to truly correct our inequities.
Communism promised an equitable society with workers enjoying the fruits of their labors. Everyone would have housing, health care, education. There would be no discrimination against women, or religious minorities, or people of different ethnic backgrounds.
“One of the most important people at the rally was neither a politician nor an Amazon employee. Running operations behind the scenes alongside workers was a 23-year-old college student named Nimo Omar. At the Awood Center, people affectionately call her the lioness.” — Wired magazine
The glue that holds us together as human communities, the understanding that we are all connected to and responsible for each other, has been rendered invisible by the myth of the heroic, self-sufficient individual.