Learning Labs

Designed to dig deep, our pre-conference Learning Labs are special offerings to examine the latest thinking and strategies on these critical topics integrating bridging tools and belonging values. Learn directly from activists, scholars and movement leaders in these two-hour virtual interactive workshop sessions.

Space is limited. You may register for a maximum of one Learning Lab in each session. Labs are open for conference registrants only. You can register for the conference here. Once you register for the conference you will receive a link to register for the labs.

[microsite] event schedule

Learning Lab Session 1

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Cultural Strategies for Belonging: Learning from Doing 2019-2021

What is a cultural strategy for belonging? How do we center leadership, voices, storytelling, practices and knowledge of people and communities through cultural power forged through love, resistance, survival and joy?

Designed for: Artists, cultural strategy practitioners, non-profit staff, organizers and funders interested in strengthening cultural strategy in organizing, research, planning or other social change work.

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Bridging to Build Power: What does bridging look like in the real world?

What does bridging look like in the real world? What does bridging have to do with movement building or with building power? Hear about how leaders are bridging communities and movements to find connections and belonging.

Designed for: Community organizers, educators, culture makers, movement leaders

Learning Lab Session 2

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Pathways from the Climate Crisis to Justice and Belonging

with live Spanish translation

Join us for this deep look at the climate crisis and how we can amplify imaginative solutions built not on leaving people behind, but on bringing everyone in. Organizers and strategists will discuss how we co-create structures that strengthen our connection to place, ensure thriving ecological systems and health, equitably distribute power, and value the dignity of all work

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Digital organizing for the win: Shifting to new tools and aligning strategies

Reaching people where they spend their time is crucial for organizing communities and engaging a base. How are organizers integrating digital strategies into successful campaigns? What does a robust digital organizing program look like? How do organizers and communications staff work hand-in-hand to develop narratives and turn online engagement into real life action?

Designed for: Organizers & communications teams from movement building organizations of all sizes and capacities.