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Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
How to Build Decentralized, Smart Movement Networks

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How do the mass popular social movements of our time, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter, create new opportunities for decision-makers, organizations, and political parties to make political and economic change possible? What do these movements all have in common, and how do we build them? In this session, Movement Netlab, a think tank created by and for activists, will share a theory of how decentralized social movements function, how organizations interact with them, and how our entire movement ecosystem can become more effective.

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Allen Kwabena Frimpong

Black Lives Matter NYC
Allen Kwabena Frimpong is one of the lead organizers of Black Lives Matter in New York City, and is a philanthropic strategist and capacity-builder. Much of his work has been developing transformative ways to support and fund organizations and individuals in building social movements.
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Tamara Shapiro

Movement Netlab, Worker Owned Rockaway Cooperatives (WORCs)
Tamara Shapiro was one of the lead strategists, facilitators and coordinators of the InterOccupy network, Occupy Sandy and Rockaway Wildfire and Worker Owned Rockaway Cooperatives that emerged from it. She also created and implemented a networked hub structure for the Peoples Climate March.


Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
State Hall: Room 218