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Principle, Process, Practice: Strengthening a Collective Action Backbone
Root Cause is hosting a free virtual learning series focused on backbone support for collective action work. The three 90-minute workshops in this series are designed to be interactive and practical, with participants engaged in practice and dialogue with backbone teams, Root Cause collective action practitioners, and peers. Additionally, an optional group coaching session will be scheduled after the series (TBD in February or March 2023). If you are unable to attend the entire workshop, recordings will be shared with all registrants afterward.

Session 1: January 26, 12-1:30pm EST
☞ Principle – How to use Collective Action as a flexible, localizable approach to advance equity and systemic change

Session 2: February 2, 12-1:30pm EST
☞ Process – How to build backbone team capacity, including how teams center the values that drive the practice and evolution of collective action work

Session 3: February 8, 12-1:30 pm EST
☞ Practice – Learnings, advice, stories, and tools sourced from those who serve as backbones (or who support the backbones) of collective action work

Collective action is a community-led process for advancing equity and achieving social change. It is the movement of a group of people impacted by and impacting a challenge who share power, trust, resources, and effort to achieve a common purpose.

Backbone teams provide critical support infrastructure to collective action initiatives. They play a key role in ensuring that the initiative…
➤ Maintains alignment toward the common purpose
➤ Commits to a culture and process that is equitable, relationship-driven, trustworthy, and transparent
➤ Continuously learns, adjusts, and improves their work together
➤ Follows the community’s lead

Thank you to our sponsor of this Learning Series – Vanguard Charitable Foundation
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.

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