Microsolidarity

We propose to host a Microsolidarity program for the CoLab and allied community networks including GRC, Ecolise, Deep Adaptation Forum and others who may be interested in this practice. We would use the cohort model. Microsolidarity is a community building practice that helps to build structures for belonging. We would apply the deep listening framework dsigned by Katie Carr from Deep Adaptation Forum.

The program will involve a series of 4 calls of 90 minutes each, spread out over 4 weeks, and set up at a convenient time. The calls involve doing a series of community building practices and working in groups of different sizes. We would aim to have around 20-30 people joining this program.

As an adjunct to the meetings, participants will be recommended some light reading materials. The purpose of the program is to practice different relational modalities with a view to sow the seeds for a mutual aid circle.

Team

Aimee Fenech, Charlie Wilson

Area

Training and eLearning

Aim

Aimee has already received C+ funding to attend the Microsolidarity training during the first year and has been a deep adaptation facilitator for 2 years serving the Deep Adaptation community. The incubation of a mutual aid circle is an explicit deliverable for the C+ project and we hope that this creates impetus towards this practice.

Participants will benefit by feeling that are an active part of a larger community doing meaningful work. By working in different sized groups, participants will realize that these groups serve different needs. Participants will explore ideas around power, authority and hierarchy. This can help to create a constructive and radical approach to transforming power dynamics.

OUTCOME

A microsolidarity programme following the cohort model: https://www.microsolidarity.cc/practices/how-to-run-a-practice-program

Instead of using the Case study model using Deep listening framework from Deep Adaptation