What is Power?
What is Power? Lessons and Exercises (3 of 4)
So far, this module has looked at:
Theories behind what power is, who has it, and what people-powered change means
Stories of people building people-power in their communities
This final section offers key lessons and reflection exercises to help you build people-power in your own community.
- We need power to get what we need.
- Each individual has power within themselves. Collective action taps it.
- The essence of organizing is people learning how to help themselves.
- Never underestimate the power of collective action and organizing.
- Leadership that grows from the community builds trust & moves people to action.
- Real-life stories told by people affected show the urgent need for change & are an organizing resource.
- Gather the people most affected to identify shared problems & solutions.
- Collectively determine demands for policy change.
- Map and connect with decision-makers & those who influence them.
- Know and...