Toolkit for Self — Organizing

Movement NetLab, a Think and Do Collective, formed after Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy with the idea of sharing the lessons learned from those innovations in decentralized organizing. Four of the group discovered my NW Handbook and the concept of self — organizing and arrived in Athens Ohio in the winter of 2013 for a several day work session to further develop our understanding of self-organizing.

This creative group — Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Tammy Shapiro, Gan Golan, Pablo Benson, Sam Corbin, Kei Williams and June Holley — went on to develop a set of materials on self-organizing that we are now offering in our Resources Section. Gan Golan provided the excellent graphics that make the work so accessible and useful.

This video, From Protest to Power, gives a good introduction to the theory and practice.

Included in our Resources Packet are:

1. Chart — The Stages of Self-organizing

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2. Video — Decentralized Organizing: An Overview

3. Worksheet — Making Waves, Riding the Cycle: The Movement Cycle

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4. Chart — What are Networks, good and bad as compared to other organizing structures

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