David Dean is a political educator and writer seeking to support the growth of transformative alliances in our social movements – solidarity that undoes the centuries-long project of reactionary elites to divide and rule.
He is the Associate Director of White Awake where he has taught political education courses for more than 4000 people. David has also spoken to and trained activists, students, community organizations, and religious groups, focusing on tools for multiracial coalition-building. His message is grounded in rich historical analysis and personal experience. He is currently writing a book that offers white folks critical understanding about how their ancestors were socialized to become "white" and encourages them to connect to a legacy of cross-racial organizing for the well-being of all.
The banner photo above, taken by Jack Rottier, is from the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, Martin Luther King Jr.'s final cause that sought to unite the multiracial working class to stand against the interlocking evils of poverty, racism, and militarism.