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Resilient Futures

2024 Peer Learning Lab:

August- November 2024

Overview

At the Organizing Center, we believe that we need to focus on strengthening resilience amongst base-building organizers and directors at movement organizations if we want to sustain long-term strategies towards freedom. Resilient Futures is a 5 month peer-learning program that supports Black, Brown and Asian base-building organizers and their directors to explore culture, agency, connection, emotional resilience, organizational change tools, and leadership roles for building resilient futures in our organizations and movements. 

 

There will be no more than 6 organizations for the 2024 cohort. Participants will meet for virtual workshops and one in-person retreat on the following dates and times:

  • Workshop - August 22nd, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Workshop - September 12th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Retreat - Sept 30th- Oct 4th, 2024  (Monday evening - Friday afternoon)

  • Workshop - October 24th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

  • Workshop - November 14th, 2024, 1:00pm- 5:00pm ET

 

Goals

Participants will:

  • Build relationships with other organizers and directors

  • Develop resilience skills

  • Sharpen understanding of organizational purpose and culture

  • Address challenges in leadership and org culture

  • Share, learn and develop tools for and intervention

  • Create plans to enhance cultures of resilience, across roles

  • Celebrate what is and can be made possible in resilient organizational cultures

 

Who is this program for?

  • Base-building organizations 

  • 1 Director and 2 organizers from the same base-building organization who are willing to complete the program.

  • Passionate about organizing for social justice and currently working as an organizer or director who:

    • ​Has at least 2 years of organizing/directing experience

    • Desires to build relationships with and learn from other organizers across issue areas

    • Values personal and group accountability

    • Is open to sharing your experiences as an organizer/director

    • Is able to work with individuals from diverse races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations

    • Is able to attend 3 out of 4 workshops and the full retreat

 

This program is not meant for organizations that are actively in mediation or navigating legal challenges.

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