Webinar: Youth Organizing for Power
Throughout the history of social movements in the U.S. and around the world, young people have played critical leadership roles. Over the past several decades, the youth organizing sector has grown in strength and impact. Yet most of our groups still struggle to achieve our ultimate aim - the Power to transform our communities.
On March 15, 2018, FCYO invited youth organizers and their allies to a virtual forum on to discuss key considerations for building meaningful power in the U.S.
Over the past several years FCYO has analyzed how the youth organizing field approaches power building. We believe the central challenges facing youth organizers are reflective of those faced by organizers across the country. At the heart of those challenges is this critical question: how do we build the kind of power that transforms the conditions of everyday life for our people?
In this interactive session we will engaged participants in a conversation about the strengths and limits of our current organizing models. We offered assessments of the youth organizing field that we believe are relevant for all community organizing. We also highlighted the work of El Pueblo Inc. and Oakland Kids First, two groups who are thinking critically about how to take their power building to the next level. Most importantly, participants had the opportunity to reflect with other organizers from around the country on their experiences of working to build power.