“Don’t Preach To the Choir”? Let’s Rethink That

Valuing Self-Education in Organizing Spaces

Pranav Jani
Jul 17 · 2 min read

Thinking of activism and organizing, but this short post can apply widely — and is definitely inspired by models of collective pedagogy and education that educators are developing today.

When someone says something in a didactic way to an audience that more or less already agrees with them, we often say “Don’t preach to the choir.”

The sharp retort certainly has merit.