Creating Democracy Workshops

These sessions cover a range of organizing and movement building strategies that support stronger local groups, leaders, and our growing movements for justice. Most sessions are possible as a stand alone gathering of 1-2 hours, a shorter section on a larger meeting agenda, as a longer workshop or training, or as a web based video conference. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more and we can share options based on your location and needs and make a plan that works for you!

Movements that last for the long term are rooted in relationships - and what better way to create a loving movement home for our organizing than to start with the people who already have our backs and know what's going on in our lives? More...

Power is sometimes seen as a dirty word, signifying power over and harm caused by inequities. It can also feel scary or just plain wrong to imagine yourself as powerful. Power mapping in this context is about the power we generate when we are connected to one another in common cause to make our world better for all of us. It is about sharing power and challenging power hoarding, oppression, and inequities. More...

How we make decisions together, whose voices, concerns, and perspectives are heard (or not), how we address challenges to good process - these are core to the health and long term well being of our groups and the people who are part of them. More...

There’s no better way to advance our organizing for justice than growing mass movements to carry that work beyond what we’re capable of individually. But it’s difficult for most of us to envision how to get from our small group to a democratically run mass movement. More...

Culture is often unspoken and invisible, but we know it when run up against it. In order to grow and sustain our movement for the long haul, we need to support healthy, inclusive, loving movement culture rooted in collective liberation that is both aspirational and relevant to people’s everyday lives and needs. More...

Many of us - rural women, people of color, immigrants, people who are LGBTQ+, and allies, are fighting for our communities and our voices and experiences to be heard, for our rights and dignity to be respected, in our families, schools, and policies and laws of our state. We are making gains, but we face an uphill road, including barriers in our own communities. We are not alone, but we’re not as connected as we could be. More...