Jefferson County KFTC member, Cassia Herron, represented the organization at The Rally to Move Forward in Louisville on January 21, 2017– one of several local marches that took place across the state in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. KFTC organizer Alicia Hurle sat down with Cassia to learn more about her thoughts on leadership development within KFTC and how she approached having the opportunity to speak to such a large audience at what feels like a historically significant moment. Click here to listen to Cassia's speech.
Why do you identify yourself as a community organizer?
From a grade school student who rallied my peers to challenge our prejudice teacher to a student at the University of Louisville who worked on improving the conditions on campus for students of color, I have always been a community organizer. It has been a natural position for me as my peers and colleagues have looked to me to represent a particular position or idea, to rally others in support of it and move us collectively toward action to remedy it. I have had the opportunity to receive professional organizing training from union organizers and Highlander Center trainers as well as working with Community Farm Alliance and now KFTC. Of course I’m biased, but I feel these are the best organizers in the south and certainly in Kentucky, and I’m proud to be a product of their great work.
Join us in learning how we can stand together in resistance at a local, state and federal level in the current political climate. We’ll discuss ways to engage with your elected officials and take effective action around the issues we care about. All are welcome!
Join KFTC and others as we prep members for meeting with elected officials and other decision makers by learning more about the legislative process, good guidelines to go by, practice mock lobbying moments, and more.
Join the Jefferson County Chapter of KFTC for our monthly chapter meeting.
The theme of KFTC’s annual meeting was “Generating Change: 35 Years of Action for Justice.” The Saturday morning plenary introduced folks to this theme with a panel on intergenerational organizing. K.A. Owens, a past KFTC chairperson, shared his perspective on intergenerational organizing as a long-time KFTC member, printed below.