Movement for a New Society: Training, Vision, Strategy more
After establishing and operating training centers throughout the 1970s and 1980s in Philadelphia, Seattle, Twin Cities, Atlanta, New England and other locations, and training and supporting hundreds of activist trainers on every continent, MNS formally disbanded in 1988. But most of those it trained have continued effective advocacy, action and training ever since, imparting critical skills and inspiration to thousands more globally.
Most notably, in 1988 George Lakey and Barbara Smith co-founded TRAINING FOR CHANGE, which continues growing after three decades training over a thousand movement and campaign leaders. Among other key MNS leaders who provided major development and outreach are Betsy Raasch-Gilman, Erika Thorne and Nancy Brigham. [TRAINING & ORGANIZING RESOURCES]
Find more at ActivistTraining.org,
ActivistTools.org & MNS 50th Reunion,
& Ukraine and Nonviolent Resistance
See George Lakey’s timely video Polarization & “How We Win” (30-min.),
2023 Author Tour, books, videos; and trailer for his new bio doc.
Also Bill Moyer’s final training video; and MNSers play “Rainstorm,”
a 2-minute “light-and-lively” (ice-breaker game) in 2009.
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