Dear friends, We wish you all a prosperous and happy New Year! As you know, we held our 2014 Global Gathering in November. We want to thank all of you who participated and contributed to the event. We regret that not all of those who registered were able to attend, especially due to technology challenges. Deeply appreciating all the efforts of participants and volunteers, we created a comprehensive Global Gathering Report which we hope will provide some insight to all that happened during the event. We hope you will enjoy reading it and you will join us in upcoming activities. […]
During the Global Gathering we will hear from Organizers about several exciting mobilization efforts, and take time to reflect together on the lessons they hold for all of us as Organizers. Don’t wait until Saturday to learn about these efforts! Take a peek now at content already available online: Boresha Elimu, mobilizing support for early childhood education in Kenya, supported by Tatua Kenya Divest UVic, a campus effort in western Canada to confront climate change The Equitable Food Initiative, finding common cause in the food industry to improve farmworker rights and wages Prawer Won’t Pass, a mobilization to stop the […]
What are you doing on November 15th? This is the last call to register for our Global Gathering, a unique online conference. In 10 days, more than 100 people from 19 countries will be part of a rare opportunity to come together around our shared commitment to strategic organizing, powerful storytelling and effective leadership. We will be digging into some compelling challenges faced by organizers–such as The Role of Organizing, Mobilizing, and Services in Social Change, Sustainability in Organizing and Organizations, and Strategizing in Action– and learning from some powerful campaigns run by Serbia on the Move, Divest UVic, Tatua […]
Here are two reflections from participants in our past community gatherings. If you attended the 2012 Global Learning Conference or the 2013 Global Gathering we’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments. If you are attending this year’s gathering on November 15th (registration closes in two days!) let us know what you are looking forward to. “Last year’s Global Gathering was my first experience with LCN, and since then I’ve learned so much more about social change organizing by working with people from all around the world! Even though I didn’t know a single person at the Global Gathering last year, it […]
Building bridges across languages and cultures is not new to me as an American who has lived abroad more than half my life, and who has spent time working as an interpreter. What is new and refreshing to me is seeing how I can apply my organizing skills in so many different arenas, in other words, which will be familiar to all – continuing truly to take responsibility for enabling others to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty. Returning my focus to organizing theory, sharing organizing stories and experiences with others – these keep my eyes and my heart open to all of the organizing work that is out there to do. I hope you will be similarly inspired by this year’s Global Gathering!
Can you imagine more than 100 organizers, learners, researchers from all over the world meeting virtually to get to know each other personally, to share and listen about each other’s campaigns and to discuss challenges that they face? Can you imagine being paired with a coaching partner that works in the same field as you, but in a different country and context?