“I’ve been learning from Makani for more than 20 years and I’m eager to learn more. There’s no one better at seeing—and describing—the big picture and then helping a group figure out what to do about it, from the smallest tactic to the biggest strategy. Lots of people talk about connecting the dots but Makani can really do it, with groups organizing on the ground with immediate (sometimes dire) needs to those flying at 30,000 feet looking well into the future. I find myself repeating what she says often. I hope she doesn’t mind!”

Lori Dorfman, Berkeley Media Studies Group

 

“Makani is a trusted strategist for the racial justice movement. She can make sense out of messy things and help put the work on the right track. Her facilitation is flawless. She holds space in a way that makes everyone in the room know they are loved and valued. Her commitment to and deep knowledge of movement work makes her highly effective. Many movement people rely upon her for wise counsel. She’s great to work with.”

Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project