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Creating Space Conversations 2019 | New York, NY | November 21

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CREATING SPACE NEW YORK!

 

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LLC Webinar Series | Scaffolding for System Shifting Networks

 

LLC WEBINAR | Scaffolding for System Shifting Networks

 

Presented by June Holley and Yasmin Yonis

 

November 4, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:30 PST / 2:00 - 3:30 EST

 

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Join our Team! LLC is Looking for a Project Manager

 

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with an interest in advancing equity through Leadership Development. This role is limited in duration as determined by the project timeline, but may have the opportunity to extend.

 

The Project Manager will work in coordination with the Project Lead and will spend approximately two-thirds of the time on the primary project, and one-third of their time allocated to other projects as needed. The Project Manager will work with the Project Leads to successfully monitor and drive the work of projects. The Project Manager will manage the work of consultant teams, the Project will include 10-15 seasoned consultants. The Project Manager will track project goals, milestones, and deliverables to complete the project on time, in scope, and on budget.

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Creating Space Conversations 2019 | Detroit, MI | October 30, 2019

 

 

The current political moment is increasingly fraught; exposing deep fractures in our society. While the roots of these fissures are old and embedded in the fabric of our country, the expression of these fractures feels quite new. Consequently, communities of color, queer and trans communities, as well as immigrant and other marginalized communities, are experiencing a growing sense of vulnerability; unsure of what new dangers exist on the horizon. While the changing times present new risks, it’s also a time of immense possibility. We hope to use this moment to strategize with one another and create new opportunities for transformative change.  

 

LLC will be hosting three regional Creating Space Conversations in Fall 2019 which will delve into this topic (Detroit, NYC, Bay Area, CA). We will explore the role leadership development can play in shifting power to advance justice and ushering in new innovative models that are responsive to changing conditions. We will also dedicate time to thinking about ways of structuring our leadership development work so that we are moving away from business as usual practices given that we are living in times that are in fact very unusual. 

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LLC Webinar Series | Self-Organizing in Networks: Why and How?

 

LLC WEBINAR | Self-Organizing in Networks

 

October 2, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 PST | 1:00 - 2:30 EST

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LLC Network Spotlight | Ari Sahagun

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As an organization, we believe deeply in the power and importance of network and shared leadership. LLC is made up not only of dynamic staff members, but also hundreds of folks collaborating across state lines and issues to share skills, co-create projects, and learn from one another. In our LLC Network Spotlights series, we interview active members of our network and make space for them to share their own experiences engaging in the practices of network leadership.  

 

This month, we interview Ari Sahagún, a movement network ecologist who supports social and climate justice movements through network building and open-source technologies. Ari is a part of the WEB Network, having designed its website, and has a deep commitment to using the innovation of networks to support cultural shifts. We hope that you learn something new from Ari’s story, and share it with your networks as well! 

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Guest Blog | Risk-Taking for Racial Justice: Building Networks That Support Us

 

By The Minneapolis St. Paul Network Weavers Community of Practice

 

This June, the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Network Weavers Community of Practice hosted our semi-annual day long gathering. The topic was Risk-Taking for Racial Justice: Building Networks that Support Us. Our facilitation team collaboratively wrote this blog to share some of the learning and insights we gained from the event – we hope you enjoy!

 

Mishel House, Kirsten Johnson & Sindy Morales Garcia – Wilder Center for Communities

Scott Labott – Bush Foundation

Terri Thao & Chalonne Wilson – Nexus Community Partners

Susan Schuster – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Amanda Ziebell Mawanda – Propel Nonprofits

 

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LLC Network Spotlight | Kiara Nagel

 

 

As an organization, we believe deeply in the power and importance of networks and shared leadership. LLC is made up not only of dynamic staff members, but also hundreds of folks collaborating across state lines and issues to share skills, co-create projects, and learn from one another. That’s why we’ve begun this new series of LLC Network Spotlights, where we interview active members of our network and make space for them to share their own experiences engaging in the practices of network leadership.  


We’re excited to share our first interview with Kiara Nagel, a strategist and trainer, who is also a facilitator in the WEB Network. We hope that you learn something new from her story, and we encourage you to share it with your networks as well! 

 

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LLC Webinar Series | Everyday Equity: Practices, Principles, and Perspectives

 

Everyday Equity: Practices, Principles, and Perspectives with Renato P. Almanzor, PhD

 

August 14, 2019

10:00 - 11:30 PST | 1:00 - 2:30 EST

 

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The Staple Foods Network Project | Lessons Learned from a WEB Network Innovation Seed Fund Project

 

By MaryAnn Martinez


 

MaryAnn Martinez is a non-profit director and interdisciplinary food systems scholar. She is currently aPhD candidate at Antioch Graduate School of Leadership and Change. Her work is in place-based food systems, and community-based food networks as catalysts for social innovation and transformative change. In addition, MaryAnn has over 10 years of experience as a vegetable and livestock farmer, in both for-profit and social enterprises -http://maryann-martinez.squarespace.com

 

The History

In 2008, the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative began to assess what was necessary for a regional organic staple grain and bean value chain in Appalachia. Michelle Ajamian who, along with her partner Brandon, runs Shagbark Seed and Mill in Athens, OH, had the vision, and began to reach out and form relationships with others interested in staple foods. Ten years later, this informal collaborative had grown from a handful to several hundred farmers, bakers, millers, and others around the country who are focusing on local, heirloom and organic grains and beans. 

 

Now a for a bit of a necessary segue.....

 

Why a staple foods network? 

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