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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
How Can Decentralized, Self Organized Networks Help Us Build a Healthy Movement Ecosystem?

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How do the mass popular social movements of our time, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter, create new opportunities for decision-makers, organizations, and political parties to make political and economic change possible? How can organizing in these decentralized movements help us learn how to create the just world we want? In this session, Movement Netlab, a think tank created by and for activists, will share how decentralized social movements function, and how they help us build movement ecosystems that will lay the groundwork for our future.


Pablo Benson

Movement Netlab
Pablo Benson-Silva a native Puerto Rican, obtained an M.A. in Sociology from The New School for Social Research. Pablo was heavily involved in the Occupy Sandy relief effort as a site coordinator for the network's first donation and volunteer distribution hub and helped design the... Read More →

Tamara Shapiro

Tamara Shapiro is a member of Movement Netlab. Previously she was one of the lead coordinators of Occupy Sandy, as well as Rockaway Wildfire and Worker Owned Rockaway Cooperatives that emerged from it. She was also a lead strategist and facilitator of the InterOccupy network and created... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Ketchum 320