STRATEGY

THE CULTURE GROUP CULTURAL STRATEGY Cultural change precedes policy change. If we want to change our political reality, we can't just change laws and politicians, we need to generate deep waves of cultural transformation. Artists, Musicians, Media makers play a critical role in making these waves. As part of the Culture Group, along with Jeff Chang, Favianna Rodriguez and other great thinkers, we produced Making Wave: A Guide to Cultural Strategy.  

THE CULTURE GROUP

CULTURAL STRATEGY

Cultural change precedes policy change. If we want to change our political reality, we can't just change laws and politicians, we need to generate deep waves of cultural transformation. Artists, Musicians, Media makers play a critical role in making these waves. As part of the Culture Group, along with Jeff Chang, Favianna Rodriguez and other great thinkers, we produced Making Wave: A Guide to Cultural Strategy.

 

ARTISMYOCCUPATION FUNDING STRATEGY Money can be just as harmful as the lack of it. Dynamic, wildfire social movements emerging in real time can't wait for bureaucratic organizations and philanthropic grant makers  to catch up, and they can't afford the messes it often creates. During Occupy Wall Street, we ran an experimental program called ArtIsMyOccupation, and found ways  to move resources quickly, efficiently, and in small batches into areas that normally go unfunded. In doing so, we learned a great deal about how to support movements on their own terms. 

ARTISMYOCCUPATION

FUNDING STRATEGY

Money can be just as harmful as the lack of it. Dynamic, wildfire social movements emerging in real time can't wait for bureaucratic organizations and philanthropic grant makers  to catch up, and they can't afford the messes it often creates. During Occupy Wall Street, we ran an experimental program called ArtIsMyOccupation, and found ways  to move resources quickly, efficiently, and in small batches into areas that normally go unfunded. In doing so, we learned a great deal about how to support movements on their own terms. 

MOVEMENT NETLAB ORGANIZING STRATEGY Power is Evolving. Today's emerging social movements, From Occupy Wall St. to Black Lives Matter,  function, organize, and communicate differently than what is taught by standard organizing traditions. Movement Netlab is a 'think and do' tank by and for movement practitioners that explores how and why our approach to building power needs an upgrade.     

MOVEMENT NETLAB

ORGANIZING STRATEGY

Power is Evolving. Today's emerging social movements, From Occupy Wall St. to Black Lives Matter,  function, organize, and communicate differently than what is taught by standard organizing traditions. Movement Netlab is a 'think and do' tank by and for movement practitioners that explores how and why our approach to building power needs an upgrade. 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE CREATIVE TACTICS Tactics make strategies come to life. As the National Training Director for Beautiful Trouble, I helped bring the collective knowledge encompassed by the book to unions, organizations, and other groups looking to go deep into creative tactics. 

BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE

CREATIVE TACTICS

Tactics make strategies come to life. As the National Training Director for Beautiful Trouble, I helped bring the collective knowledge encompassed by the book to unions, organizations, and other groups looking to go deep into creative tactics. 

THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH NARRATIVE STRATEGY Do you actions tell a clear, compelling story? How is a narrative different than a message or a laundry list of talking points? The People's Climate March was a moment where hundreds of thousands of voices – each with a different chapter in the story to tell – came together to form a single narrative 400,000 people strong. What can we learn from using narrative structure as an organizing strategy and why is it so powerful?

THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH

NARRATIVE STRATEGY

Do you actions tell a clear, compelling story? How is a narrative different than a message or a laundry list of talking points? The People's Climate March was a moment where hundreds of thousands of voices – each with a different chapter in the story to tell – came together to form a single narrative 400,000 people strong. What can we learn from using narrative structure as an organizing strategy and why is it so powerful?