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Long Arc: Heart Sparks + Strikes V

April 7, 2020 – May 7, 2020

How might we...

  • Base Building: How might we improve our engagement with our members/base to build power?
    • How might we create communities rooted in freedom and liberation for all people?
      • How might we develop an organizing strategy rooted in a long arc, with the power to win a just and equitable city and state?
        • How might I invite a small group to invest relationally and strategically to vision over 7 generations (e.g. long term)?

    Hypothesis

    Connecting as a breakfast club, echo to GC’s founding, then envisioning our desired future will make strategic impact, immediately and lasting, in our organizing.

    Design

    • Zoom Event with parent organizers. 
    • Do this in April. 
    • Want 6 people at minimum, 8 people max. 
    • Once have POP will share out with people. 
    • How can people be linked? Considering food or other things.
    • Agenda
      •  Ground in current moment and think about when young people in our orgs now or some generational point.
      • As a parent, convo with other parents who are organizers thinking about own children, imagining them at your age. What’s the story of  organizing responses that happens? 
      • In this moment, we are doing things, but not sure what is possible in the political strategic moment, not understanding it yet.

     

    Metrics

    GOAL | MEASURE

    • We spend time embodying our future selves for a portion. 
    • People see and feel the strategic value now of doing this future thinking work. This as a necessity rather than a luxury. 
    • We ground in our bodies and access our imaginations (and this helps us be in the present and clearly vision our desired future).
    • Imagination is more important than knowledge!!! There is drawing.
    • People have a new thought or idea or connection to what might be possible. Resonance of people feeling energized and filled up and wanting to come back again.
    • Heart connection with each other
    • Also:  Evening tweet and then turn off at 9pm.

    Learnings

    Decisions

    Questions

    Accountable Amisha Patel
    Team Grassroots Collaborative (Illinois)
    Documents Design + LogExperiment Folder
    Modified July 22, 2020
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