This is a three day workshop series for young adults committed to building social and environmental justice movements. Come share space with a variety of folks working for more Just communities and join a national network of past participants organizing for social and environmental justice.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2019
Age Range: 18-32
(Next Up grads of all ages welcome)
Cost*: $80.00 coffee, tea and light snacks included.
No cost for returning workshop participants. (re-registration is required).
Understanding Systems and Social Movements
This will be a fast paced three sessions. We'll be exploring several domination social theories (Economics, Feminism, and Climate Justice), and some tools developed by, Joe Overton, Joanna Macy and Bill Moyers, to frame a critical analysis of Alberta's political economy. If time allows we'll also dive into contracting a theory of change, and a bit of organization theory about chaotic systems. Much of the workshop will be theoretical, but not technical, or jargon-filled. When practical, we will use peer learning tools - break out groups, open space, partnering, journaling to make the theories and frameworks relevant to the group's knowledge and experience. We hope to build an understanding of the ways that systems act, and are influenced. This is not a workshop about campaigning or organizing. It is a workshop that is intended to provide a systems thinking view of social change.
- There will be mandatory advance homework (about 40 minutes of work)
Time & Locations:
(participants MUST attend all the sessions).
1 Wednesday, April. 24, 6 pm - 9 pm @ Alberta Ecotrust - 100 1711 10 St SW Calgary
2 Thursday, April 25, 6 pm - 9 pm @ Alberta Ecotrust - 100 1711 10 St SW Calgary
3 Sunday April 28, 9 am - 5 pm @ CommunityWise - 233 12 Ave SW Calgary. Lunch will be potluck°
*No-judgement sliding scale subsidies are available to anyone who requests one. We will do our best to address any barriers to participation you might experience. Subsides for childcare are available.
*$135 Solidarity Super Tickets are available to purchase for those who would like to subsidize other participants.
° potluck will be planned during the first workshop session.
Note: We encourage registration from people of all genders and sexualities, Two-Spirit people, Indigenous people, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, newcomers, and people with disabilities. We encourage participants with children to register – childcare support is available. We acknowledge that systemic oppression and harsh realities of life may make participation difficult for some, and will do our best to assist those who want to participate.
Next Up Calgary works in Treaty 7 in the place known as Mohkinsstis, Meechispa, and Calgary, on the ancestral lands of the Nitsatapi Confederacy, Îyarhe Nakoda, Danit'ada and Métis Nations.
1711 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1
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