I’m a community organizer.

Most people hear this and the first thought is protest organizer.  I tell them I am a community organizer and the difference is this; a protest is organized to bring a message to the leaders or elected politicians of a patriarchal system.  But when I organize community - It is in a way that promotes education of process to the people for their own use to dismantle the inhumane bureaucracy of our systems, those which violate civil liberties, human rights and remain discriminatory in their outreach.  I don’t organize protesters, I organize the people.
— Teressa Raiford