Over the past year, Movement Generation has been in working partnerships with local grassroots organizations
PODER (People Organized to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights) and Urban Tilth – to support their existing and developing resilience-based organizing programs. Through building community control over food and other resources, and developing local people’s economies amongst their membership – PODER and Urban Tilth have been at the forefront of this work in the Bay Area. This week, MG is coordinating and co-sponsoring a learning exchange across coasts – bringing MG, PODER and Urban Tilth staff and leaders to Boston! We will meet with amazing organizations in the Boston area doing resilience-based work, including Bikes Not Bombs, Alliance to Develop Power, Toxic Soil Busters, Boston Workers Alliance, and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. The trip is also timed for us to attend the National Worker Cooperative Conference
this coming weekend. We are excited and eager to build with and learn from these organizations in Boston, share the work our organizations are doing in the Bay Area, and continue to strengthen all of the work happening to build true resilience and bring local control back to our neighborhoods!
We look forward to reporting back on our trip – stay tuned for report back events, as well as video and photo documentation which will be posted at MG’s website (www.movementgeneration.org).