Matrix on Point: Organize! Power and Collective Action

May 5th, 2022
4:00pm-5:30pm Pacific Time / 7:00pm-8:30pm Eastern Time

What can we learn from historical and contemporary cases about building organizations that engage, mobilize and manage to wield influence on the political process? What kinds of infrastructural choices best support engagement and success in the long run? Panelists will explore the varied and changing terrain of collective action to reflect on the nature, promises and pitfalls of associational power in the 21st century. This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix and the Center on Democracy and Organizing.

This event will be held in-person at Social Science Matrix (820 Social Sciences Building, UC Berkeley) and will also be livestreamed via Zoom.

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  • Marshall Ganz, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing and Civil Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Hahrie Han, Director of the SNF Agora Institute, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the P3 Research Lab, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arisha Hatch, Vice President and Chief of Campaigns, Color Of Change
  • Margaret Levi, Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University
  • Liz McKenna, Postdoctoral Scholar, SNF Agora Institute and P3 Lab, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michelle Oyakawa, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Muskingum University
  • Lisa García Bedolla (moderator), Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Dean of the Graduate Division, UC Berkeley

The web page for the event is here

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