The five-conversation framework in Stand Up! originated in a session I led in 2014 during a six-day PICO National Network (now Faith in Action) leadership training in Los Altos, California. During the first few days of the training, my colleagues took a hundred grassroots leaders from across the country through a set of powerful activities and teachings about race, faith, power, and social change. They challenged participants to see themselves and the world differently. As I watched, I wondered what people would do when they got home. So I asked for a few hours on a Sunday morning to dig deeper into how people could apply what they were learning to transform their lives and communities. That desire to make organizing wisdom as ...

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