After a year off and many delays due to COVID 19, we held our annual in-person Community Organizing and Popular Education Institute (OI) this May. We also engaged this year’s cohort in three virtual Learning and Action Circles (LACs) before the Institute and one LAC after.
Twenty-four participants representing ten groups and campaigns across the DC Metro region gathered for 5 days of learning, cross-pollination, somatics, art creation, theater, visioning, planning and trust building.
The MM team revamped our OI curriculum this year, more deeply incorporating expressive arts, culture, and somatics into our organizing approach. In addition to a greater connection with the materials, these changes fostered a profound sense of connection and community within the group.
We greatly appreciate the contributions of many institutional and individual supporters of the 2022 OI, including the DC Eaton Workshop.
The 2023 Organizing Institute will open again to organizers and groups around the US. We deeply appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and trust as we slowly return to in-person sessions.