Building Decentralized Networks in Social Movements

Building Decentralized Networks in Social Movements

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 16 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 16 3:45 PM (Eastern)

How do the mass popular social movements of our time, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, create new opportunities for decision-makers, organizations and political figures to make social, political and economic change possible? How can organizing in these decentralized movements help us learn how to create the just world we want? In this session, Movement Netlab, a think tank created by and for activists, will share a theory of how decentralized social movements function, and how our entire movement ecosystem can lay the groundwork for our future.

This training is inclusive of all skill levels. The intended audience should have some familiarity with nonprofits, coalitions, digital community organizing and/or social justice movements.


Autumn Marie

Autumn Marie is a public relations and marketing professional dedicated to using her platform to elevate stories beyond their traditional platforms for the greatest social impact. As a community organizer, Autumn has worked extensively with balanced and restorative justice, prison abolition, reproductive justice, political prisoners and police brutality. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in New York for 13 years where she has been an active member of social justice groups such as Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, Critical Resistance and Estacion Libre. Autumn is a current member of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and Black Lives Matter New York City.

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