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Building the Skeleton

December 3, 2018 – February 28, 2019

How might we...

  • B How might we shift governing power more towards justice?
    • How do we elect our own board members?
      • How are we not replicating oppressive systems and power structures?
        • How might we prepare for the shift of board members?
    • How might I start to build the policy for democracy within Washington CAN?

    Hypothesis

    If I have 4 conversations, then it will feel like I’m starting the job I was meant to do at this organization.

    Design

    Metrics

    GOAL | MEASURE

    Success- shape the skeleton of democracy within WashingtonCAN.

    • Have 4 convos.
    • Spend 4 hours constructing the skeleton of democracy for WashingtonCAN.
    • If successful, it will feel like I’m starting the job I was meant to do at this organization. Job is to create a pathway for next POC or marginalized person to not have to elbow, 4-5yr journey.

    Learnings

    • By laws.
    • Recruitment issues.
    • Mitigating power dynamics.
    • Structure.

    Two big lessons learned:

    • Slowing down process and being the bridge.
    • Needing to bring along the board with the transition – also something about a name, shape, container for transition so that others can hold it with you.
    • Slow down the process is the role I am supposed to play at this org for, this includes work with the board. Will be able to bridge old identity and what we will become as an organization. 

    Decisions

    Suggestion: Mary think about next step in experiment. Could be about ally person or naming this process and identifying what’s the container.

    I will find the right messenger for the board. Take time to figure out who might be the right messenger.

    Questions

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    Accountable Mary Le Nguyen
    Team
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