COEUR d’ALENE — An emphatic Liz Moore slammed her fist into the table as she discussed the results of an exercise she conducted during a yearly retreat on identity, oppression and privilege.

“I always say, ‘If you in your workplace or your school have been treated like a sexual object, please move back.’ And every year, every single girl and every single gender-nonconforming person steps back,” she said with intensity as the slams punctuated her words. “In 2017. Every. One.”

She released an exasperated sigh.

“What we do …is talk about the realities of the way that systems of oppression operate and then help young people have access to the tools to do something about it,” she said. “They don’t need to reinvent the wheel … People don’t have to figure that out. There’s centuries of work creating that methodology, that art and that science of social justice organizing.”

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