How can we sustain mobilizations when democracy and the urgency of the issues at stake seem to follow different time frames? How can we be resilient when we experience many defeats? What factors can support the creation of progressive change in society and politics? What lessons can we learn from the successes of civil society?
How can we conceive of “victories” in a way that takes into account the nonlinear path of progressive change? What skills, capacities, resources, and infrastructure does civil society need to achieve its goals consistently?