Alliance-Building for Change: A Workshop for Engagement Across Issue Lines

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Co-Sponsored by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study through the Gallatin Student Resource Fund, the Urban Democracy Lab, and the NYU Leadership Initiative

We understand that networks of trust, diverse skills and mindsets, and high-levels of participation are critical to creating effective change; and that many issues are determined by similar causes and often have shared solutions. This day-long workshop will bring together active student leaders to master key lessons in alliance-building between groups working for social, environmental, and economic justice. Drawing from experts in the field and recent histories of alliance-building in New York and other cities, it will provide a collaborative space in which to build connections on campus and the city at large. By questioning the ‘typical’ definition of an activist and identifying intersections between groups, the workshop seeks to equip leaders to unite and amplify collective actions for change.