The first question of anyone seeking to make change with others is: “who are my people?” Change doesn’t start with a plan, but rather with a sense of the world as it is and how it needs to change for our community. As a change agent, moving to action is not a matter of me conceiving of and then executing my ideas. It’s a matter of giving an account of who I am in the world, relating that to others and creating a moment of urgency through which we take action together.
This week, we will explore methods for moving others to action. We’ll draw on the approach of Community Organising and consider how we get started in making the case for change and creating shared purpose with other people.