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workshop: The Practical Activist
How to build coalitions with people you hate.
Not for the faint of heart! This workshop is training to work with very difficult people, especially those that hold extremely different political views than you. The Practical Activist is focused towards the pragmatic work of building coalitions with unlikely allies- for the purpose of larger goals and eventually possible outreach and recruitment.
This workshop is focused towards some of the most difficult activism there is and is not for everyone. This is for Activists and Change Makers who are willing to go into the Lions’ den and then have tea with them. Through discussion, activities, and break-out groups, we will learn to recognize behavior patterns and alternative options of actions.
Training will involve
1) Learning non-reactivity.
2) Reworking barriers to shift to connection.
3) Untriggering and engaging others.
4) Prioritizing issues with non-allies.
5) Gauging a)coalition possibilities, b) boundaries, and c)when to walk away.
Success is more effective activism without burnout.