Feminist Organizing Schools
In this age of the global rise of the right wing, outright misogyny is on the rise, reproductive rights are under threat, hate crimes are increasing.
The Feminist Organizing School provides a space for grassroots leaders to create a shared vision for the grassroots internationalist feminist movement we hope to build.
At the Feminist Organizing School, we explore the theoretical and historical intersections of patriarchy, homophobia, transphobia, white supremacy and climate change; and a vision of a feminist future, including development of a feminist economy. We also support each other in the task of bringing a feminist agenda to our daily work. Our majority women of color training team uses a Train the Trainers model so leaders can replicate the curriculum in their local or regional contexts.
To address the greater need for political and popular education during this groundswell of women’s mobilization, we are exploring regional and thematic schools, based on the national model. See the sidebar for links to check out reports from recent schools in 2016, 2017 and our upcoming Florida FOS in 2018.
In April 2018, Cindy Wiesner (GGJ National Coordinator) and M. Adams (Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc. and advisor of Black Feminist Future) led a Feminist Organizing session at the EDGE Funders Alliance conference in New Orleans, calling on funders to take up feminist funding practices.
If we invest in the leadership that can best confront the challenges of our time, today’s movement has the chance to make this period a historical turning point, where movements got stronger & more unified and began to win.
Precisely because of the threats we are facing, this is a key moment to invest in the survival, success and leadership of women and gender-oppressed people of color doing cross-border, cross-sector movement building and transformative leadership development.
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