Grassroots organizing is key to transformational change – a necessary, if not sufficient, ingredient. Since George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police, this was never more evident than in the efforts undertaken by community activists to defund the police, an effort that at least initially garnered substantial local political support. For this reason, we invited Kandace Montgomery, Miski Noor, and Oluchi Omeoga, the co-founders of the organization that was key to pushing for transformative change in Minneapolis, with grassroots efforts that inspired and educated residents – the Black Visions Collective. They spoke about the nature of their efforts, what outcomes their efforts have produced, how to scale up, and where BLVC goes from here. It was a provocative, insightful, and inspiring discussion.