NB for more on this topic and other #reset ones, come along to the webinar on 5 August. It will be a nice chance to connect with various folks who've been engaging with RRG around the country - including curators Roj, Amanda, Godfrey & Tim https://www.greeninstitute.org.au/events/how-do-we-reset-ideas-for-a-just-future/
Hey #reset folks thanks for the chat, I started getting really tired so good call to wrap up @hugh NB please take a minute to fill in the RRG survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/reset-reading-group
Following the Murakawa interview I've been thinking about all the things that don't need to be criminalised, that don't really require punishment/correction/control. A much smaller criminal code and far greater community participation around how 'crime' and 'law' (or whatever replacement concepts!) are defined. #reset
@hugh For surely! Is there a Mastodon thing that is shorthand for 'message received, I agree' other than a message like this with an emoji like this? 👍
Keep on keeping on - gathering and distributing resources to support social movements, and building my own relationships with various folks. Book some relational meetings. #reset
I've read Power in Coalition and recommend it if you want to go deeper into coalitions (I lent it to someone and wish I remembered who!) I'm familiar with one-to-one relational meetings, have trained folks in them, it's a really valuable approach to connecting and finding out what makes ppl tick, to see if there's potential to work together. The community organising books (Gecan, Chambers, Han) are great too. #reset
I've read Power in Coalition and recommend it if you want to go deeper into coalitions (I lent it to someone and wish I remembered who!) I'm familiar with one-to-one relational meetings, have trained folks in them, it's a really valuable approach to connecting and finding out what makes ppl tick, to see if there's potential to work together. The community organising books (Gecan, Chambers, Han) are great too.
I see a need for a powerful coalition around public services and welfare safety net. I think the main thing getting in the way is that some of the orgs that would be key have been capitulating to govts for way too long and are timid and effectual. Maybe fresher groups need to get on with it without them, including leadership from ppl most affected. #reset
The networks I've been involved in have often put too much emphasis on 1 (being so focused on outcomes they burn relationships and don't set the movement up to be stronger out of a campaign) or 2 (spend so long getting to know each other and talking in circles about strategy they don't shift things in the world) #reset
Sharing from Amanda's intro to the readings, she argues that success looks like:
1 Social Change: Wins + Shifts in the political climate
2 Movement Power: Strength of relationships between organisations/networks + Leadership development
I also think LTG benefited from being an issues campaign that could utilise a bunch of tactics including creative NVDA which put the issue on the agenda, energised ppl, built support over time. Whereas Remain was working towards the deadline of a vote with comms being the main tactic, a very different kettle of fish. #reset
Remain campaign got everyone around the table and the result was a diluted mixed message which couldn't cut through compared to the Leave campaign. With LTG there was a clear goal and high level of unity, in part due to some really impressive relationship building across difference. #reset
If folks missed listening to the podcast this article has summaries of the Brexit and Lock the Gate coalitions https://mobilisationlab.org/stories/changemakers-coalitions-win-fail-secret/ #reset
Years ago I was the main staff member for a peak body of community centres. It was good when we could get alignment between the centres and have impact on something together eg a policy issue. It was really hard herding cats and dealing with the hidden agendas which made almost everything a conflict, even really minor things. #reset
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