Barry Joseph's Reflection

One of Marcia’s many super powers was that while presenting as mild and unthreatening she was often the most dangerous mind in the room (dangerous, that is, to systems of injustice). She possessed a razor-sharp analysis backed by an unflinching determination and a politics grounded in the personal. Working with Marcia, I always felt I mattered, not just my ideas or my commitment, but who I was as a person. I learned so much from her about how to approach conflict, not just political but within the movement itself: stay focused, don’t get distracted by other’s mishegas, and reserve your energy for the fights that mattered. She leaves behind a rich legacy from which we can continue to learn for years to come.

Barry Joseph

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