Throughout our nation’s history, the best things we have accomplished for the public well-being have resulted from organizing grassroots movements.
We organized grassroots political pressure to end slavery, achieve women’s right to vote, create environmental consciousness, pass laws to protect our environment, end child labor, and establish worker rights, ad-vance equal rights for gays and lesbians, and so forth. All of these came about because people organized from the grassroots up and built movements that nonviolently forced the people on top to change.
If we were more skilled in grassroots organizing, we could accomplish a lot more!
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2012 TV program explores the power and practicality of grassroots organizing. Three experienced, skilled guests share experiences and insights about how to organize effectively. We discuss very practical ways for ordinary people to build stronger grassroots movements and make more progress on the issues they care about. We discuss setting goals, developing strategies, and organizing sequences of activities that move us step-by-step toward our goals. We explore how to reach out to the general public and potential allies to bring more people over to our side. This includes “connecting the dots” across issues so more kinds of people will see how they could benefit by joining the movement. We share many other kinds of practical skills that can help you be more effective.
Our three guests are have accomplished much for a variety of issues: Anna Schlecht, Rick Fellows, and Marie Poland
To watch our December 2012 interview, CLICK HERE.
To read a bit more information about it, Program Description — December 2012.