We build and sustain our capacity at the individual, organizational, and movement levels to deal with conflict & tension, and to do this work for the long haul.
Developing capacity means moving beyond self-care to creating systems of community care. At the organizational level, it includes ensuring our staff have sustainability plans and are comfortable implementing them - even when that means the work must slow down. Capacity involves identifying and practicing generative approaches to address conflict in movement work.
How Do We Sustain Ourselves In Social Change Work?
We spoke with five movement and social change leaders as part of the Fall 2020 #SolidaritySemester. Check out their insights and recommendations for how we can care for ourselves, hold on to hope, and find joy in this moment.
Mapping Our Roles for Social Change in Times of Crisis
Deepa Iyer, creator of the Social Change Ecosystem Map, in a workshop hosted by Speak Out.