Toolkit for Self – Organizing

Toolkit for Self – Organizing

Movement NetLab, a Think and Do Collective, formed after Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy with the idea of sharing the lessons learned from those innovations in decentralized organizing. Four of the group discovered my NW Handbook and the concept of self – organizing and arrived in Athens Ohio in the winter of 2013 for a several day work session to further develop our understanding of self-organizing. 

This creative group – Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Tammy Shapiro, Gan Golan, Pablo Benson, Sam Corbin, Kei Williams and June Holley – went on to develop a set of materials on self-organizing that we are now offering in our Resources Section. Gan Golan provided the excellent graphics that make the work so accessible and useful.

This video, From Protest to Power, gives a good introduction to the theory and practice.

Included in our Resources Packet are:

1. Chart – The Stages of Self-organizing

2. Video – Decentralized Organizing: An Overview

3. Worksheet – Making Waves, Riding the Cycle: The Movement Cycle

4. Chart – What are Networks, good and bad as compared to other organizing structures

 June Holley has been supporting this site for the last several years. Next year she will be focusing full-time on writing a book on transformative networks. June has asked a trusted partner, Leadership Learning Community (LLC), to take on the care and building of NetworkWeaver as a robust resource and place of connection for leveraging work on behalf of social and racial justice.  

We are asking you to help support this transition so that you and your networks can continue to access the wonderful resources of the networkweaver site!

One thought on “Toolkit for Self – Organizing

  1. In many sections of the book,  June offers fantastic stories and resources on how to use social media to support and build out your network.     As she points out, increasingly the Internet has become the platform of networks and of interaction and self-organizing.     I love how she points out that one of the most important behaviors needs for a successful network approach is learning how to learn.    And that as networks evolve and grow,  you experiment with different tools and then spread the knowledge of how to use the tools to the rest of the network.

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