The Social Change Ecosystem Framework

The social change ecosystem framework helps individuals, networks, and organizations align and get in right relationship with social change values, individual roles, and their broader ecosystem.

In our lives and as part of movements and organizations, many of us play different roles in pursuit of equity, shared liberation, inclusion, and justice.

And yet, we often get lost and confused, or we are newcomers to ongoing social change efforts and don’t know where to start, or we are catalyzed into action in the midst of a crisis in our community.

This is a framework that can help individuals, networks, and organizations align and get in right relationship with social change values, individual roles, and the broader ecosystem. Download the map, accompanying materials, and more below.

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Disrupters, Explained!
BMP's Deepa Iyer (@ deepaviyer) and Catherine Foley dive deeper into the Disrupter role on the Social Change Map. They discuss strengths, growth areas, and reflection questions.
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GUIDES, EXPLAINED!

BMP's Deepa Iyer and Catherine Foley explore the Guide role on the Social Change Map. They discuss strengths, growth areas, helpful practices, and reflection questions. We also heard from Solidarity Semester alum Pebblz Luv, who shared her experiences being guided and who is now stepping into a guide role herself at Asian Solidarity Collective.

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BUILDERS, EXPLAINED!

BMP's Deepa Iyer and Catherine Foley explore the Builder​ role on the Social Change Map​. They discuss strengths, growth areas, helpful practices, and reflection questions.

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HEALERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa was joined by Richael Faithful, healing justice practitioner, to talk about the role of healers on the Social Change Map. They explored some of the strengths, growth areas, and needs for healers. Richael also provided helpful reflection questions and resources for those interested in learning more about healing justice.

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WEAVERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa was joined by Trish Tchume to talk about the role of weavers on the Social Change Map. They discussed how weavers connect the dots between people, ideas, and movements. Trish shared about her experience building networks and connecting shared values within the social change ecosystem.

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STORYTELLERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa was joined by Taz Ahmed to talk about the role of storytellers on the Social Change Map. They discussed how storytellers record, craft, and share the histories and possibilities of social change.

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CAREGIVERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa explored the role of Caregivers on the Social Change Map. She unpacked the strengths, areas for growth, and needs of caregivers, and how they are able to practice self-care and community care. Deepa was joined by BMP's Catherine Foley, who identifies as a caregiver.

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FRONTLINE RESPONDERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa was joined by Robyn Ayers to talk about the role of frontline responders on the Social Change Map. They explored the strengths, helpful reminders, and key resources for frontline responders.

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EXPERIMENTERS, EXPLAINED!

This month, Deepa talked with artist and educator Hannah Brancato about the role of Experimenters on the Social Change Map. They talked about several of Hannah's recent and upcoming projects, and how experimenters innovate, take risks, and course correct to drive social change. Listen to learn more about the strengths, needs, helpful reminders, and key resources for experimenters.

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VISIONARIES, EXPLAINED!

As usual, we spoke with Deepa Iyer, creator of the Social Change Map, about the strengths, growth areas, and reflections for visionaries. We also spent some time reflecting on this past year and looking ahead to 2022.