In It To Win It School: January 28-February 2, 2013

GGJ kicked off 2013 by collaborating with SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation) to host the second In It to Win It School for Left Strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing together more than 80 staff and member leaders from more than 40 base-building and activist groups across the country, this year’s In It to Win It School was a powerful chance to grapple with strategies and visions  that can drive our movements in this time of historic transformation.

In addition to spending five long days learning to apply Gramscian ideas of counter-hegemony and historic bloc to building alternatives to capitalism, white supremacy and patriarchy in this period of crisis in the economy, ecology and empire, participants had fun. We got to build with each other, taking walks on the beach. Our No-Talent Talent Show reminded us that our movement is blessed with many gifted and inspiring voices, and our Let’s Party Party showed that organizers have got some moves!

Evaluations of the School have been very positive, and a lot of people talked about wanting the School to happen again. GGJ is interested in helping to make sure that happens, so stay tuned and in the meantime, stay in it to win it!

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