Everywhere in the world people are hungry for change, and for ways to organize their communities to create a more just, sustainable and democratic world.
Sharing a common language of leadership and change is a powerful first step in bringing our communities together to build the power we need in order to achieve the change we want.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that the next Orientation to Organizing, an introductory session on the organizing and public narrative practice developed by Marshall Ganz and his associates and our most popular session at LCN, will be held on July 28th Wed 9am-12pm ET 2021!
And we’re thrilled that for this session LCN is partnering up with our member organization Haiyya in India to learn from their revolutionary campaign Health Over Stigma as a case study on LCN’s organizing and leadership practices.
Don’t forget to spread the word and invite other members from your team, organization, or community, to join you in your learning journey!
In this session you will gain:
- An introductory understanding of the six practices of the community organizing framework;
- An introduction to the Leading Change Network and it’s programs;
- The opportunity to practice coaching with other organizers and storytellers from around the world.
Whether you are looking for effective ways to create change in your community, or want to update and refresh your organizing knowledge, this session is a great opportunity for you!
The session will be led by Aprajita Pandey from Haiyya and Sachiko Osawa from Leading Change Network.
Aprajita is the founder & CEO of Haiyya, a youth-led feminist organizing and movement building organization established in 2015 in India. She has been organizing on gender, sexuality, health, climate and political participation issues for the past 10 years. She studied Leadership, Organizing & Action course in 2016 and has been working closely with Professor Ganz and Leading Change Network to develop organizing infrastructure in India and South Asia. She also chairs a global Youth Climate Fund at Urban Movement Incubation Fund. She has been the core team member of Mobilisation Lab and Campaign Academy India. She was recently selected as the founding member of Indian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network of ANDE and Amani Institute. Other than social justice, feminism and human rights, she is passionate about cooking, plants, sunsets and obsessed with her niece and her 6 year old beagle.
About Haiyya and Health Over Stigma campaign
Haiyya’s mission is to build infrastructure for modern-day movements by developing a community organizing and campaigning ecosystem which creates, nurtures and demonstrates the disruptive power of youth led movements to influence and shape progressive change in their communities and geographies across India. Their revolutionary campaign Health Over Stigma aims to dismantle the stigma that unmarried women face when accessing sexual and reproductive health services. The campaign is shifting the onus from unmarried women onto doctors and SRH service providers and holding them accountable to provide non-judgemental and stigma-free service.
Sachiko is the Membership Engagement and Community of Practice Coordinator at Leading Change Network. She was a Teaching Fellow and the Head Teaching Fellow for the Harvard Kennedy School online course Leadership, Organizing and Action in 2018 and 2019. She is a trainer and coach with Community Organizing Japan. She is also the Co-founder and Co-Director of Chabujo, a Tokyo-based feminist grassroots organization, and was one of the lead organizers in their national campaign that succeeded in changing the penal code for sex crimes for the first time in 110 years. She currently trains and coaches various student-led campaigns in universities across Japan.
If you are not a LCN member, attending this session teaches you the basics of the framework and will make you eligible to join LCN as a member. For organizations to be eligible for an organizational membership, we ask that a minimum of two individuals from the organization attend the session. The fee to attend the session is 10USD per individual. The amount paid for the orientation session will be discounted from your first-year annual membership fees.
If you are a LCN member, both individual and organizational, this session is free.
What: Orientation to Organizing
When: July 28 Wednesday 9am-12pm Eastern Time
How: Click here to register (Registration deadline is July 23 Friday 11:59pm ET)
Trainers: Aprajita Pandey and Sachiko Osawa