Author: MobLab Team

‘Tis the season for resistance

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MobLab Dispatch | Originally sent on 22 November 2018 The Dispatch tracks innovations in people-powered campaigning, training opportunities and mobilisation jobs around the globe. Get it in your inbox and catch up on past Dispatches. What was the most thought-provoking thing about social change campaigning that you read or saw this year? Let us know, and we’ll include it in MobLab’s best of 2018 review. Keep an eye out for the final list! In the meantime, the Dispatch is going on holiday and will return in January. – Lauren and the MobLab team TOP READS Mozilla’s timely and practical...

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Social change is a long-term game

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MobLab Dispatch | Originally sent on 8 November 2018 The Dispatch tracks innovations in people-powered campaigning, training opportunities and mobilisation jobs around the globe. Get it in your inbox and catch up on past Dispatches. TOP READS The long-term value of social connection in organising. Beto O’Rourke narrowly lost his bid for US Senate but came close to pulling off the unthinkable in Texas. How? Networks of volunteers who worked together on the 2017 Women’s March brought the power of those relationships to his campaign. [Anne Helen Petersen | BuzzFeed] Think far ahead. Big change doesn’t happen overnight. For...

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The power of paper, poetry and Pokémon Go

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MobLab Dispatch | Originally sent on 25 October 2018 The Dispatch tracks innovations in people-powered campaigning, training opportunities and mobilisation jobs around the globe. Get it in your inbox and catch up on past Dispatches. TOP READS Campaigners have tons of valuable know-how. How do we liberate it? Tom Liacas explains how collaborative tools and a rewarding community culture were keys to building the Blueprints for Change knowledge-sharing network. [MobLab] Creating positive emotional experiences with art: The People’s Paper Co-op transforms otherwise stressful legal clinics in the US by having attendees make new, blank paper from the scraps of...

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Women on the front lines of change

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MobLab Dispatch | Originally sent on 9 October 2018 The Dispatch tracks innovations in people-powered campaigning, training opportunities and mobilisation jobs around the globe. Get it in your inbox and catch up on past Dispatches. What flavor of organising is right for your campaign? Big? Community-based? Distributed? Natasha Adams offers a non-exhaustive list of some of the approaches to building power. [Thinking, Doing, Changing] In India, a women’s peace march promotes justice and non-violence in a distributed way. The Baatein Aman Ki is divided into five routes, and participants work with local NGOs and citizen groups in each place...

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