As you know, we are rebuilding so that when we start gathering signatures again, we will have what it takes to win: to put the people of Oakland in charge of the budget. But the vision we share isn’t just about the people of Oakland deciding the budget. It’s also about reclaiming the commons, about folks coming together to learn from one another as they discuss the vital issues that affect their lives:
What will it take to build a sustained and broad-based movement for real people power in Oakland? How do we replace the politics of mass spectacle with the politics of mass participation? How do we reclaim our power as citizens to shape the economy?
If the answers to these questions were easy then we wouldn’t need to ask them ;^)
Join us for the first in a series of gatherings where we discuss movement-building strategy, share practical skills, and deepen our understanding of how the people can take power back, starting in Oakland.
Person by person. One conversation at a time. We break bread. We learn together. And we build.
The first gathering is THURSDAY, MAY 29TH . The skillshare will feature the topic of Non-Violent Communication (NVC). NVC is a set of tools that can help people move from conflict-avoidance to creative conflict. After the skillshare, we’ll close with an overview of the rest of the series and an update on CDP.
Date: Thursday, May 29th 7pm-9pm
Food: Semi-potluck. We will have some snacks, please feel free to bring more to share!
RSVP: So we know how much food to get and what location we need, please RSVP to communitydemocracyproject@