God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It

Wallis discusses the role of religion in politics and explores the disconnect between Right and Left framings. Critiquing the approaches of both camps, Wallis offers a vision for incorporating religious and moral values into movements for social and political change. The final chapter (posted here) discusses how to move past cynicism and into hopeful, deep connections with others.

Read more at: https://www.resistanceschool.com/s/Gods-Politics-Closing-Chapter-and-Epilogue.pdf

Resistance School – Session 4 – How to Sustain the Resistance Long Term

Resistance School is a free practical training program. Our goal is to sharpen the tools communities need to organize and make sustained change that advances values of fairness, equality, and inclusivity.

Join us for Sesssion 4 of Resistance School, How to Sustain the Resistance Long Term on June 12th.

In our final session, New York Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake teaches how to build coalitions and sustain movements over long periods of time. Assemblyman Blake discusses how the best movements are built from aligned impacts and goals, as well as are based on tangible and measurable metrics. He then explains how movements must be mapped strategically and thrive when individuals from many different highways contribute unique expertise.

Join us for Session 4 on Monday June 12th. The DPMC is organizing these four sessions of Resistance School, Potluck style! We’ll have a main dish. Please bring food/drink to share! For more information and to sign up contact us!

Resistance School – Leading Change: Leadership, Organization, and Social Movements

Leadership is accepting the responsibility for enabling others to achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty, Marshall Ganz writes. In this chapter, Professor Ganz explores the key leadership practices of relationship building, story telling, devising strategy, and catalyzing action in the context of social movements.

Read more at: https://www.resistanceschool.com/s/Chapter-19-Leading-Change_-Leadership-Organization-and-Social-Movements.pdf

Resistance School – Structuring Leadership

For session 3 of Resistance School, Marshall Ganz’s own organizing notes provide insight into the question of what is leadership and what makes for effective leadership teams. He discusses different models of team structure and details a cycle of leadership development.

Read more at: https://www.resistanceschool.com/s/Structuring-Leadership.pdf

Community Organizing & Community Conversations Training

Retake Our Democracy is organizing a “Community Organizing & Community Conversations Training” On June 10th in Santa Fe. If you are interested, check out their website to RSVP!

You can also find a little more information on their plans to developed a grassroots People’s Platform and Budget using a highly participatory process that engages residents throughout our entire community in this post on their website.

Resistance School – Exodus, Chapter 18

In Session 3 of Resistance School, Marshall Ganz will use the Bible as a shared frame of reference to explore the concept of distributed leadership models. In Chapter 18 of Exodus, upon seeing Moses interacting with the Hebrew people as their one judge, Moses’ father Jethro teaches him to empower others to lead and collectively share the burden of acting as judge. Marshall will use this same principle to train us in structuring powerful leadership teams.

Read more at: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+18:1-27&version=KJV

Resistance School – Sessions 3 – How to Structure and Build Capacity for Action

Resistance School is a free practical training program. Our goal is to sharpen the tools communities need to organize and make sustained change that advances values of fairness, equality, and inclusivity.

Join us for Sesssion 3 of Resistance School, How to Structure and Build Capacity for Action on June 5th.

Throughout a storied career of studying and practicing in the field of organizing, Marshall Ganz has developed one of the most renowned approaches to leadership and organizing. In the third session of Resistance School, he explores how individuals can discover their ability to lead within teams. Marshall then reviews types of leadership and organizing structures, painting a picture for a successful team dynamic. Finally, the session ends with a comprehensive set of instructions for how individuals across the world can launch their own teams.

Indivisible Guide

The free Indivisible Guide offers strategy for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. It provides guidance on how to get the attention of Members of Congress and strategically advocate for issues of concern. The guide also offers advice on starting or joining a local organizing group or network.

Read more at: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/guide/