We are the members of the National Council of Elders, veterans of many of the social justice and peace movements of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. These have included the Black freedom movement, the Native Peoples, Chicano, anti-war, immigrant rights, peace, and LGBTQ movements. We were called into being by iconic civil rights leaders of the past: Rev. James Lawson, Dr. Dolores Huerta, Dr. Vincent Harding, Rev. Phil Lawson, and Dr. Grace Lee Boggs. Collectively, we represent hundreds of years of social justice activism.
It is our hope that while you honor our legacy, you understand that we are in this for the long haul. Please take a moment to read the Greensboro Declaration II for a word from us collectively. Visit our profiles below to learn more about us individually.