Steering Committee

New Steering Committee Convenes and Centers Visionary Organizing

On September 22, the newly elected Steering Committee met in Berea for the first time since being elected to represent KFTC’s statewide leadership. Each year following the KFTC Annual Membership Meeting, the Steering Committee meets to review KFTC’s work and hold an orientation for incoming Steering Committee members.

However, the most valuable aspect of this meeting was Steering Committee representatives and alternates taking the opportunity to get to know each other and build community among grassroots leaders across the state. Steering Committee members lifted up that community building is critical for continuing efforts to organizing in ways that are rooted in a vision for the state.

During the orientation, members noted that the present political context requires more than organizing. It requires organizing and actions that are grounded in a vision that shapes the new kind of power KFTC members are working to build. As members reflected on KFTC’s vision statement, many drew direct connections between the vision and collective action.

Joy Fitzgerald of Shelby County noted that KFTC’s vision is, “the foundation of our working democracy.” Conner Allen of Jefferson County noted that KFTC’s vision is why folks across the state are inspired to join, “It’s a values statement and values are why we are here.” Ezra Dike of Rowan County, echoing Allen’s perspective, noted that KFTC’s vision is “a sales pitch and a unifying rallying cry.”

Other items the Steering Committee discussed included Racial Justice organizing, building an inclusive culture for KFTC youth leadership, KFTC’s fall fundraising campaign and the Sustaining Giver program, as well as hiring and staffing for 2019.

Steering Committee meeting

Steering Committee meeting. For information, contact Michael at: michael@kftc.org

Steering Committee meeting

Steering Committee meeting. For information, contact Michael at: michael@kftc.org

Steering Committee Retreat

Steering Committee training retreat. For information, contact Michael at: michael@kftc.org

Steering Committee meeting

Steering Committee meeting. For information, contact Michael at: michael@kftc.org

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