"At the heart of community organizing philosophy is the idea that the collective has more potential for impact than the individual towards making social change. “Collective Impact” as a framework, similarly employs collaboration “to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems” – focusing on collaborations between institutions and organizations. Where does traditional community organizing and Collective Impact efforts intersect? How can a relationship between the two approaches work? I will go through some examples and share the story of how CTCORE-Organize Now!, a statewide racial justice community organizing organization, has been participating in Collective Impact efforts in CT to advance equity in our food system.
Attendees will go through some exercises to help them think about how they may be able to identify, connect and align institutions with grassroots efforts for greater impact. We will discuss and model the importance of equity in these relationships - how a better understanding of it and commitment to it can mean all the difference"
Moderator: Isa Mujahid, Founder & Organizing Director of CTCORE-Organize Now!