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LCN May Newsletter

House meetings are more than just gatherings. They’re places where communities express their commitments to shared values and strategy. This month we’re excited to share that our fantastic House Meeting Guide is now available in our public resource center!

This guide will help you plan, prepare, and facilitate house meetings so that more people in your community commit to organizing for the world you believe in.

Click here to download the house meeting guide and start building leadership, power and commitment with it today.

Here are some exciting news from the LCN community

Orientation to Organizing

Our April ‘Orientation to Organizing’ session was an inspiring event with over 100 organizers and leaders across the world joining us to learn about our approach to leadership.

If you’re looking for effective ways to create change in your community, or want to refresh your organizing knowledge stay tuned for our next session coming up in July!

‘Prisms of the People’ Book Event

On April 21st, we were joined by Liz McKenna to talk about her upcoming book ‘Prisms of the People: Power & Organizing in Twenty-First-Century America’ . The session illuminated important lessons, insights, and questions around the practices of building and shifting power in organizing.

A special thank you to Liz McKenna for generously sharing her research with the community!

You can learn more about Liz’s upcoming book and pre-order it here

Upcoming learning events & opportunities for you


Organizations Learn Series #1 – Lessons in building civic leadership in Japan

Tuesday May 25th | 9:00-10:30pm Japan Standard Time | 2:00-3:30pm Central European Summer Time | 8:00-9:30am Eastern Time

On May 25th, we’re launching our new series Organizations Learn, a space dedicated to sharing and learning from successes and failures by organizations training and practicing the organizing and Public Narrative pedagogy.

In our first session of the series, we’ll be joined by Kanoko Kamata, Akira Nakajima, Toor Kuzumaki, and Ryutaro Arakawa from Community Organizing Japan (COJ), which started in 2013 to spread community organizing in Japan. They will share lessons from their journey seeding and growing campaigns in a society with a strong stigma against social activism, and how they strategically built pathways to move people to action.

What: Organizations Learn Series #1 – Lessons in building civic leadership in Japan with Community Organizing Japan

When: Tuesday, May 25th 9:00-10:30pm Japan Standard Time / 2:00-3:30pm Central European Summer Time / 8:00-9:30am Eastern Time

How: Click here to register by May 24th 11:59pm ET

This session is free for LCN members and people affiliated with Community Organizing Japan, and $10USD for non-members (scholarships available upon request).

Parts of the presentation will be held in Japanese with English translation.

Skill practice session – Relationship Building 1:1’s

Friday, June 11th | 10:00-11:30am Eastern Time

Building relationships is at the heart of the work we do as organizers. Relationships are key to developing the power we need to create the change we want. But it takes practice to be able to build relationships in a way that is structured, intentional, and transformational.

Join us on June 11th in our next skill practice session on relationship building 1:1’s – let’s get on the bike together to strengthen our relationship building muscles!

The session will be led by LCN Member Reem Khashman from Jordan. Reem was a Teaching Fellow for the Harvard Kennedy School online program Leadership, Organizing, and Action in 2020, and is currently teaching the Arabic organizing course with Ahel.

What: Skill Practice Session – Relationship Building 1:1’s

When: Friday, June 11th 10:00-11:30am Eastern Time

This session is only for LCN members.

Wherever in the world you’re leading change, we wish you and your family good health over the coming weeks.

In solidarity,

The LCN Team (Mais, Sachiko, Jafrin, Andy, Nneka, Thaer and Mariana)

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