Coordinating Committee member and Greenpeace Canada organizer, Natalie Caine, recently wrote a great blog post sharing key insights on how one can learn the necessary skills to change the world.
If you’re just starting out as an activist, or you’re looking for resources and movement-based organizations, in addition to Tools for Change, that offer trainings and educational tools and resources, check out the blog post here.
Here’s an excerpt:
When I ask successful activist-organizers this question they basically all say the same thing: you learn by doing it. You jump right in and start acting, usually by joining an existing group and soaking up all the knowledge you can, and most often from your mistakes.
That’s how it was for me too. I joined a grassroots community group working on environmental and anti-war campaigns twelve years ago and I’m still learning. Knowledge gained through experience is probably the most valuable, but as a seasoned activist I know that we lose a lot of precious time by letting new people to our movement start from scratch. With the threats to humanity and the planet so imminent, we simply don’t have time to waste. Are you asking the same question I have – there must be a another way?
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