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What is An Affinity Group?

Posted May 17, 2012

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Download as a PDF What is an Affinity Group? An affinity group is a small group of people who support each other and work together to change the world. Social activism can be tough work. Acting alone, we may feel powerless to create real change. An affinity group can provide practical support as well as […]

Five Tips for Forming an Affinity Group

Posted May 17, 2012

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Download as a PDF 1. Start where you are. Can you think of five people who might want to form an affinity group? Congratulations, you’re half-way there! Bring those five folks together for dinner to talk about reaching five more. Can you think of three, or just one? That’s okay! Do the same thing – […]

Corporations Are Not People! Bank of America Showdown, Redwood City, CA

Posted May 15, 2012

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If corporations are people, can they get married? The Mid-Peninsula America Dream Council sponsored this creative direct action with members of the Redwood City Resilience Circle.

June 5 – Webinar: Small Group Organizing 101

Posted May 10, 2012

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Please join us for a webinar about small group organizing on Tuesday, June 5 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT. We’ll talk about how to start a Resilience Circle or other small group for your community, including – how to talk about Resilience Circles and small groups with others – finding participants through base communities and […]

Resources for Affinity Groups

Posted May 7, 2012

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What is an Affinity Group? (One-Pager) 5 Tips for Forming an Affinity Group A Guide for Your First Meeting (PDF) Direct Action Roles for Affinity Groups Using Consensus Decision-Making, from War Resisters’ International Facilitation Tips Small Groups in Larger Group Structures: How Small Groups Can Power Big Change, by Sarah Byrnes, YES! Magazine Globalize Liberation: 5 […]

Resilience Circles arrive at St. Martin of Tours in San Jose, California

Posted May 3, 2012

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On Monday evening, April 30, members of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in San Jose gathered for Session One of the Resilience Circle curriculum. The event marked the first Resilience Circle to convene in a Catholic church. Welcome aboard, St. Martin’s! May your leadership inspire others! The story of St. Martin’s begins with their Peace […]