Building a Diverse Coalition
To create the systemic shift necessary to overcome our intersecting crises of climate change, racial and economic injustice, and COVID-19, we will need to build powerful, broad-based, and politically engaged movements. Two key and intrinsically linked components will be building movement power to work against corporate and polluter interests, as well as assuring an intersectional, multi-race, and multi-class movement that centers communities historically excluded from political power. Below you will find resources for building a Green New Deal (GND) coalition, including key processes and strategy insights, as well as resources from a range of stakeholders on how to create an inclusive movement that can generate power from its diversity.
By bringing people from diverse backgrounds and organizations together around a common cause, we can better leverage our people-power against those who have used their financial and political power to drive us into a climate crisis and build stronger movements. This section includes resources with insights on strategic planning, building power, and connecting to larger networks for change.
How to Achieve Sustainable and Just Cities?
This report on ENABLING GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES gives examples and tips for more sustainable cities.
Movements vs Organizations
Movements vs Organizations by Hildy Gottlieb, founder of Creating Change, visualizes the differences between the mindset of individuals organizations and the mindset of a movement necessary to creating more significant change.
Building Organizations in a Movement Moment
Building Organizations in a Movement Moment by Beth Zehmsky and David Mann defines qualities unique to social movements and how organizations can move towards movement strategy development.
Movement Building Resource Hub
Racial Equity Tools has put together a Movement Building resource hub that provides examples of social movements and ways of using tools of movement building to create community change. The selection is extensive and has a focus on movements for racial justice.
People Movement Assembly Organizing Handbook
The PMA methodology is not the property of any single organization, person, or group. This Organizing Handbook is designed for organizers, educators, activists, and community members who want to use the Peoples Movement Assembly methodology to build power in their community, on their frontline struggle, and in our social movements.