Date(s) - Saturday 05/09/2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
As part of her Shut It Down book tour, organizer Lisa Fithian will be offering a three hour training to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales. This organizing requires attention to how we build collective power that heals and liberates us from our socialization in the dominant culture of superiority – white, male, rich and Christian.
In addition to this exploration of power and healing we will look at: power mapping of people, economic centers, and geographies to increase impact within strategic terrains, creating calendars of engagement, organizing our people, increasing our capacity to take risks, developing solidarity response networks and how artful “props” can bolster our uprisings.
We cannot just tear it all down without replacing systems of oppression with systems of liberation. This is our challenge: organizing courageous, joyful and bold rebellions rooted in solidarity, with a beautiful, loving insistence that another world is possible and we are creating her every day.
This event is following Fithian’s talk on her book, Shut it Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance, which will be held the previous evening, May 8th at 7pm. Copies of Shut it Down will be available for sale at both events.
Admission to the workshop is by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income).
Lisa Fithian is an anti-racist organizer who has worked for justice since the 1970s. Using creative, strategic nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience, she has won many battles and trained tens of thousands of activists while participating in a range of movements and mobilizations, including Occupy Wall Street, anti-WTO and corporate globalization protests all over the world, the climate justice movement, and more. Lisa enjoys walking, playing with children, gardening, cooking great food, being in the wild, and raising up new generations to be agents of change. She is grateful to play her part in manifesting a world rooted in respect, justice, and liberation.