Analyzing and Shifting the Power Dynamics in Your Community [Workshop]
May 12, 2021
May 12th | 12-2pm Eastern
Analyzing and Shifting the Power Dynamics in Your Community
Do you want to create an community that counters the hyper-capitalist and oppressive systems of mainstream culture? Have you noticed destructive power dynamics in your existing community?
Too often in our communities we experience the same harmful power dynamics we’re trying to replace!
Join Cecile Green and Rebecca Fisher-McGinty of Round Sky Solutions to explore the ways power dynamics show up in intentional community and how you can handle them.
Join the FIC’s partner, Round Sky Solutions, for a two-hour workshop to learn simple, yet powerful tools and frameworks for addressing community power dynamics. Through presentation and application, you will gain a useful framework for analyzing power (harmful and/or generative) dynamics and flows. There’ll also be time for you to dive into your own experiences and make sense of the power dynamics showing up in your community now.
Key Workshop Outcomes
- A new understanding of the challenging power dynamics showing up in communities
- A framework for analyzing how power expresses to our daily life in communities
- Actions and tools for shifting unhealthy power dynamics to generative power dynamics through governance and effective meeting processes
- Hands on work to strengthen democratic processes in your community
Meet Your Facilitators
Cecile co-founded both Dancing Catamount, an emerging intentional community in the mountains of Vermont, and Round Sky Solutions, a worker-owned cooperative working with leaders and teams to share power and collaborate with intention and care. Cecile is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer with a passion for assisting mission-driven organizations and communities achieve their visions. She has lived in and experimented with intentional communities for three decades. As an integral scholar practitioner and life-long learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments.
Cecile was raised in Istanbul Turkey for 10 years as a child where she learned French in an embassy school and spend hours exploring ancient ruins and the waters of the Aegean. In her spare time, she enjoys the wilds of Vermont, ecstatic dancing, and building beautiful homes and gardens.
Rebecca is a worker owner and Communication Wizard at Round Sky Solutions. She has been immersed in Round Sky’s collaborative process (Collab) and brings her expertise in facilitation and understanding of the power of teamwork to the conversation. She always had a strong sense that the HOW we go about work is just as important as the WHAT.
Rebecca grew up in California and graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Environmental Policy. With a strong passion for environmental, social, economic, and racial justice, she has been working alongside and facilitating teams of people for over a decade in all types of settings. She is currently rooted in New Orleans, Louisiana, community organizing through various collectives. She is also engaged as a student in Saint Mary’s University’s Masters of Cooperative Management developing her cooperative knowledge and her dreams of cooperative and solidarity economies.
Workshop — Analyzing and Shifting Harmful Power Dynamics
Starting From $10.00
Date: May 12th
Time: noon-2pm EST (see your local time)
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All our events are run on a sliding scale basis. Generous donations cover the costs for low-income attendees. FIC is committed to making our programs accessible to people of all walks of life.
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You’ll receive the recording of your event to view for up to one month (unless otherwise noted). So don’t worry if you can’t attend a live session. Watch or listen whenever it is convenient for you.
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