Crowd Sourced Resources

Each workshop we host, our participants alert us and the other participants to a whole wealth of other resources that are out there. Below is an ongoing resource list built by those who have attended our workshop.

January 17th & 18th, 2015 – Oakland, CA

Books & Articles

  • Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements” by Bill Moyer analyzes the various stages of social movements, what makes them successful and how we can be more effective in building movements.
  • The “Art of War” is an ancient text from China, written by Sun Tzu. Despite it’s title and it’s use in modern warfare and business, it speaks to handling conflict without having to battle.
  • The Starfish and the Spider” is a look into “leaderless organizations,” horizontal models of organizing and decentralized movements.

Movies

  • Bringing Down a Dictator” is a documentary about the Otpor movement, a student led, decentralized nonviolent movement that brought down Slobodan Milosevic.
  • A Force More Powerful” is the movie (as well as a book) that we were going to screen on the first day but did not have time to. It is a powerful film that documents various nonviolent movements around the world. The chapter on Nashville, which is what we were going to screen, can be viewed online here.

People & Organizations

October 25th & 26th, 2014 – Oakland, CA

Books & Articles

Movies

  • The Singing Revolution – A documentary about the songs created as part of the movement in Estonia to end Soviet rule.
  • Schooling the World – A documentary on how modern education is impacting indigenous cultures.

Other Trainings & Philosophies

  • The Work that Reconnects – A body of work created by Joanna Macy, this work combines deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual teachings to heal the world.
  • Momentum Movements – A four part webinar on the differences and the synthesis of “momentum based” organizing and “structure based” organizing. Here are parts 2, 3 and 4.

Upcoming Events

People & Organizations

Other Tools

  • Spectrum of Allies – A helpful tool created by George Lakey, it can help you evaluate who’s opinions you need to shift in order to win campaigns. You can read more about the tool from Lakey himself here.