People's Climate Innovation Center is proud to launch a new four-part Vision Power Solutions (VPS) series open to anyone interested in learning and applying principles of community-driven planning to their work or organization. We are so excited to be partnering again with Rosa Gonzalez of Facilitating Power and Julian Mocine-McQueen from The Million Person Project to curate and co-facilitate timely, relevant content with featured communities practicing community-driven planning along with quarterly peer cyphers to build our growing community of practice.
This workshop series, hosted by the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners builds facilitative leadership capacity among facilitators, organizers, leaders, and educators from (and accountable to) Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities. Content for the series builds off the Community Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework and will feature communities navigating community-driven planning on-the-ground. We encourage participants to register for the full 2022-2023 series which includes four 2.5 hours virtual workshops and four 90 minute applied practice peer ciphers to be held two weeks following each session. The first workshop is September 27 from 1:30-4pm Pacific/4:30-7pm Eastern featuring AfricaTown Community Land Trust sharing their culturally rooted approaches to community planning.
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Those who participate in 3 or more VPS workshops will be eligible to join the NACRP and access a community of practice and free offerings, such as the upcoming NACRP Facilitator Certification 2023 cohort.
Membership to the NACRP includes:
CULTURALLY ROOTED APPROACHES TO PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 • 1:30 - 4:00pm PST
When Black, Brown, and API communities reclaim the power of planning, we restore culturally-rooted values, practices, and ways of knowing and being back into how visioning and decision-making happen. In this 2.5-hour interactive online workshop, you will hear from leaders, such as Wyking Garrett of the AfricanTown Community Land Trust in Seattle, Washington, speaking on how culturally rooted approaches to planning are critical to community ownership.
FACILITATING ALIGNMENT AROUND COMMUNITY PRIORITIES Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 • 1:30 - 4:00pm PST
Identifying a set of community priorities around which to organize and generate resources is key to community power and change. But what does it take to actually align, as a community, around a clear set of actionable priorities? What challenges come up? What tools have community-based facilitators and organizers used to address those challenges? What does it look like to lean into conflict and breakthrough to deeper understanding of projects, solutions, snd areas of life are most critical now for advancing racial and climate justice? In this 2.5-hour interactive, online workshop you will hear stories and gain practical tools from peers in the field of community-driven planning.
PARTICIPATORY POLICY DEVELOPMENT Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 • 1:30 - 4:00pm PST
Community-driven planning has the power to completely transform how local policy is developed. In this 2.5-hour interactive online workshop you will hear from community organizers who have turned their community plans and priorities into policy at the city level. What were the keys to shifting local power and building the political will to pass community-led policy? How can we seed racially just economic transformation into the policies and practices that dictate how public resources are invested?
STRATEGIES FOR RESOURCING COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS THAT BUILD COMMUNITY WEALTH Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 • 1:30 - 4:00pm PST
A Just Transition signifies a deep economic transformation rooted in interdependence. How can we resource the solutions our communities need in ways that disrupt patterns of extraction, exploitation and dependency? In this 2.5-hour, interactive, online workshop, we will explore a framework for community wealth building and the range of mechanisms communities are using to seed solutions, while cultivating economic justice and long-term community wealth building. You will hear from community stewards who are actively resourcing community plans in ways that build community wealth.
If you have any questions please contact Iris Verduzco, NACRP Coordinator at Iris@climateinnovation.net.
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