Designed to dig deep, our pre-conference Learning Labs are special offerings to examine the latest thinking and strategies on these critical topics integrating bridging tools and belonging values. Learn directly from activists, scholars and movement leaders in these two-hour virtual interactive workshop sessions.

Space is limited. You may register for a maximum of one Learning Lab in each session. Labs are open for conference registrants only. You can register for the conference here. Once you register for the conference you will receive a link to register for the labs.

[microsite] event schedule

Learning Lab Session 1

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Bridging to Build Power: What does bridging look like in the real world?
What does bridging look like in the real world? What does bridging have to do with movement building or with building power? Hear from leaders about bridging communities and movements to find connections and belonging. Designed for: Community organizers, educators, culture makers, movement leaders Lab registration is open to conference participants only. After registering for the conference, you will receive a link to register for the Labs. Scholarships are available.
Oct
18
Learning Lab: Cultural Strategies for Belonging: Learning from Doing 2019-2021
Two years into our cultural strategy efforts, the work has affirmed the importance and power of culture’s role in creating belonging. Learn from four projects - on care, climate displacement, planning and development, and abolition - that exemplify the four practices of our strategy. Designed for: Artists, cultural strategy practitioners, non-profit staff, organizers and funders interested in strengthening cultural strategy in organizing, research, planning or other social change work. Lab registration is open to conference participants only. After registering for the conference, you will...

Learning Lab Session 2

Oct
18
Learning Lab: Pathways from the Climate Crisis to Justice and Belonging
A deep look at the climate crisis at this moment and how do we amplify imaginative solutions built on not leaving people behind, but on bringing everyone in? How do we co-create structures that strengthen our connection to place, ensure thriving ecological systems and health, equitably distribute power, and value the dignity of all work? Designed for: People working in nonprofits, government, and philanthropy locally and globally. People committed to social equity and belonging, with a range of perspectives, positions, and ideologies. Lab registration is open to conference participants only...
Oct
18
Learning Lab: Digital organizing for the win: Shifting to new tools and aligning strategies
Reaching people where they spend their time is crucial for organizing communities and engaging a base. How are organizers integrating digital strategies into successful campaigns? What does a robust digital organizing program look like? How do organizers and communications staff work hand-in-hand to develop narratives and turn online engagement into real life action? Designed for: Organizers & communications teams from movement building organizations of all sizes and capacities. Lab registration is open to conference participants only. After registering for the conference, you will receive a...