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New Resource for Bringing Social Change Leaders Together

Fran Korten from Yes! Magazine (www.yesmagazine.org) just let us know about a great resource. Over a five year period Yes! ran a series of retreats called the “State of the Possible” that were a form of dialogue and deliberation among very diverse social change leaders. The workshops attracted over 200 social change leaders, and inspired the publication of a booklet reviewing the lessons learned about how to bring diverse leaders together in ways that encourage heartfelt connection, create lasting friendships, and enable people to see themselves as part of a much larger movement for change in this country and beyond. That booklet, entitled “Movement Building for Transformational Change: Bringing Together Diverse Leaders for Connection and Vision” is now available for downloading for free from the Yes! website. It’s in two forms — an e-book for reading on line, and a downloadable version for printing. It’s also available in hard copy for just $5.00. To download or order the book, go to http://yesmagazine.org/default.asp?ID=177.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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