Solandres exists to connect, educate, and equip people working for intersectional justice. Sol&Res supports individuals and communities working to dismantle cultural fundamentalisms that use power and privilege to perpetuate oppression.
Sol&Res unites and supports vigilant, nonviolent activism and analysis within a framework of intersectional justice, to address and challenge discrimination and oppression rooted in fundamentalism.
What is Solandres doing for you?
We have found inspiration in the dignity and ingenuity of those who have blazed the trail of nonviolent activism, particularly in the African-American civil rights movement in the United States and the anti-colonialist movement in India.
Our teachers have always told us, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” So with the understanding we have gained from working on issues of LGBTQ liberation, Soulforce finds itself growing and adapting to take on multiple issues of oppression as they relate to religious fundamentalism.
The term for this is “intersectional justice,” which is just a way of saying we can do work that leads to justice across multiple forms of oppression without forgetting the experience of our own journey.
The working assumption of Solandres is that many oppressions (sexism, racism, transphobia, ageism, homophobia, xenophobia, just to name a few) share common roots in fundamentalism in the United States.
Solandres will provide a platform for the many communities struggling against fundamentalism to grow their capacities as movements by sharing best practices, interacting across social locations, building a shared analysis of fundamentalism, and identifying alliances out of the shared understanding that many oppressions have a common root.
Specifically, Solandres is an online community and a resource site—a home for all of the information, stories, experiences, and skills accrued from activists’ work in their local communities to achieve justice and dismantle oppression.