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Participatory Organizing: From Co-op to Network to Mass Movement
Wed, April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Join us on April 26th for a co-created workshop on collaborative culture and non-hierarchical organizing. We combine storytelling and participation to learn together about democratic, bottom-up organizing at different scales: from co-ops, to networks, cities and nations. We'll offer some practices and tools that have helped us, and discover the intelligence in the room too.
Rich Bartlett and Nati Lombardo have been engaged in the craft of participatory organising for more than five years, starting with Occupy in 2011, co-founding Loomio (a worker co-op building software for collective decision-making) and Enspiral (a network of 250 tech activists experimenting with radical organizational forms). [More: loomio.coop enspiral.com]
Cordelia Yu is a researcher who has been studying how Taiwan has integrated participation at the institution, city, and national level over the past 30 years. These developments have most recently culminated in vTaiwan: an extraordinarily successful case of mass citizen engagement in participatory policy-making. [More: civichall.org/civicist/vtaiwan-democracy-frontier/]