a statewide conference on
Transformational Leadership and Movement Building
at The Stone House
May 11-12, 2012
The links between individual and collective liberation are inextricable. At stone circles and The Stone House, we are committed to transformative social change – a framework and set of tools rooted in sustainability and interdependence. read more
The links between individual and collective liberation are inextricable. At stone circles and The Stone House, we are committed to transformative social change – a framework and set of tools rooted in sustainability and interdependence.
The purpose of Deep Change North Carolina is to assist leaders, organizations and movements in North Carolina to incorporate a transformational approach to justice work. We believe that by integrating inner or spiritual awareness with social and structural transformation practitioners can increase individual sustainability, organizational effectiveness and movement impact.
Specifically, we want to:
~Build more enduring relationships among those organizing in North Carolina on a range of issues. Enduring relationships are those rooted in a clearer understanding of and alignment around strategy as well as stronger knowledge of each others’ gifts and goals.
~Enable leaders to integrate specific transformational practices into their work, in order to shift out of limiting patterns, cultivate greater personal sustainability, and increase impact on the issues and communities we care about. Participants will leave with a clear sense of the many forms transformational practice can take and how to better incorporate it into both personal life and organizational culture.
~Begin to create a new framework for organizing and movement building in the state that shifts away from unhealthy and limiting patterns (for example – turf battles, leadership exhaustion, ideological conflict, a mindset of scarce resources) and towards greater collaboration, trust and impact.
Sessions led by partner organizations. We are excited to be partnering with Blueprint NC, Center for Participatory Change, OpenSource Leadership Strategies and Rockwood Leadership Institute on this event.
A keynote address from Gihan Perera, Executive Director of Florida New Majority, a statewide organization working to expand democracy and the leadership of underrepresented communities. Prior to starting FNM, Gihan co-founded and ran the Miami Workers Center with a strong emphasis on transformational practice.
A look at strategy through both the stories and analysis of movement-building. We will look at successes and challenges that lift up best practices and possibilities.
Specific sessions for (1) organizers in North Carolina and (2) capacity builders, including those who resource movement building astrainers, consultants and funders.
Practices rooted in mindfulness and embodiment
Opportunities to share community, eat good food and celebrate