Tue, Jul 21|
Organizing by Understanding Power
"Understanding Power" will think about how and why stakeholders make decisions, and how activists can acquire and use power.
Time & Location
Jul 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
About the event
This workshop invites participants to converse together about power—what power is, how power is instantiated, and whether or not we individually and/or collectively desire to influence, acquire, sap, or shun power. We might consider how power operates in our own daily lives, and/or how we ourselves create and execute power. We might also consider questions related to public policy, and what mechanisms of power produce public policy.
Suggested reading: Domination and the Arts of Resistance.
A.W. Strouse is an alum of Lang, where from 2004 to 2008 he was a member of campus activist groups that reformed The New School's environmental policies. Strouse has worked as an organizer for a local labor union, UFCW, helping to pass food-justice legislation in New York City.