We Tip the Balance coordinates explorations, of various kinds and lengths, through the past and into a shared future. These opportunities for learning how to make change together:
- start with the human desires, fears and sense of duty that make politics personal
- are accessible and “call in” those for whom participation in social change is new
- honor and study the history of social struggle
- center contemporary forms of social struggle as reference points
- see it as a practice with various dimensions and orders of change that we can learn about together
Inclusion stories describe the specific ways individuals and communities have come to participate in and benefit from a dominant, often heartless, culture. More than a tool for learning to connect with others across difference, inclusion stories can open up new paths for understanding the systemic, historic roots causes of our divisions from others; from our own families' history, culture and values; and within ourselves.
It's a time of profound, high-stakes change: it's time to learn to make change together. Let's find out what questions we have in common. At an initial gathering, we get to know each other some and explore questions we share about how to make change together. Based on this conversation, I design a way to workshop these questions together with others.
Tools and practices for envisioning what might or could lie beyond our blind spots are crucial for ever more intentionally designing ourselves, our cultures and our institutions. In this workshop, we get an opportunity to try to envision the future from various standpoints. Opening up this possibility for questioning and exploration, we get glimpses into a shared future, what it might take to get there, and maybe, how we might contribute more effectively.
Study groups provide partnership and support over several months as explorers expand our lenses for understanding this new terrain and how we got here. Locating ourselves in that picture, and studying the surroundings anew, can make us more effective change makers. These explorations prepare seekers of social change to work in concert with those who have different stakes and, sometimes, much more experience.
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