Local Organizing for Fair Economies Community of Practice
Join a conversation to explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies
May's conversation will be on "Organizing Across Sectors & Silos: Weaving Networks":
The conditions for social, economic, and environmental policy change are strongest when government hears a loud, collective voice from across communities. At the same time, it's hard to maintain deep principles of inclusion, autonomy, grassroots leadership while building unified messages and advocacy.
Sometimes we end up at such a high level that the specifics are lost. Sometimes there's too much compromise for collective effort to feel right. Other times there are 'too many cooks in the kitchen' or all the work gets lumped on one leader.
How do we bridge across movements and build powerful coalitions but also maintain strong collaborative, inclusive, and participatory practice? Can we avoid the pitfalls of consolidating or homogenizing our incredible movements and instead create 'economies of network' to build power?
Join us for a conversation exploring how we organize across sectors, break down silos, and weave our movements. We'll learn about the 'network weaving' model and then discuss other practical tools, practices, and principles for building collaborative and active organizing structures.
Join us from 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Standard Time on May 29, 2020.
Register now and connection details will be emailed to you, as well as a reminder a few days before the session.
The Local Organizing for Fair Economies Community of Practice is an online conversation space, held through video conferencing on Zoom.
This session is in English.
You will need speakers or a headset on your computer. To ensure your system will be compatible with our webinar platform, look at the Zoom quick start guide prior to the session.
Further login details will be sent along with a registration confirmation.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
The Local Organizing for Fair Economies Community of Practice faciliates conversations with people from across Canada and Indigenous territories to:
- Curate resources (Community Benefits page)
- Facilitate conversations about challenges and solutions
- Track policy updates (municipal, provincial, federal, Indigenous, etc.)
- Help identify resources available