Facilitation for Liberation
Coordinators: Jenna Peters-Golden, Anisha Desai, and Maryse Mitchell-Brody
The state of the world increasingly requires that we build capacity to hold space for the creation of new futures. This gathering will map our movements, dive into strategic questions and opportunities unique to facilitators on the Left. We will define and strengthen the foundations of our sector. The practice, design, and content of the space will reflect, with our best efforts, our politics of disability justice, racial justice, gender liberation, and challenge all forms of oppression.
The gathering will connect participants to a North American network of liberationist facilitators. Participants will leave the gathering with specific tools to integrate collective self-governance practices into their work. We will have met our goals if we can transform competing commitments amongst facilitators into coordination, collaboration, cross-pollination, and cooperation in service of our collective liberation.
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Call for Participation
Attendance at the Facilitation for Liberation Network Gathering will be by invitation only to ensure balanced participation from movement facilitators with an eye towards specific skills, identities, and experiences. We will come together, rooted in our collective power with humility and curiosity to figure out how, in this political moment, to be prepared , to support our communities toward liberation.
During the gathering, we will be mapping the movements we facilitate in and organize with. We will explore what a planned and coordinated network of Leftist facilitators could look like — diving into the most wicked questions about our political values, sector realities, and the complex nature of competing priorities. We will transform the trickiest challenges into strategies for liberation. This Network Gathering is not a facilitation training or 101 space — we’re convening folks who have been facilitating intensively for some time whether professionally or embedded in organizations. Strong individual facilitation practices rooted in specific communities or lineages are welcome as well.
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