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Story of Us and Now Participant Guide

Story of Us and Now Participant Guide

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Originally adapted from the works of Marshall Ganz of Harvard University
Who is this community and what are we called to do?
We welcome your suggestions for improving this guide further for futuretrainings. We also welcome you to use it and adapt it for your own trainings,subject to the restrictions below. This workshop guide has been developed over the course of man trainings byLiz Pallatto, Joy Cushman, Jake Waxman, Devon Anderson, Rachel Anderson,Adam Yalowitz, Kate Hilton, Lenore Palladino, New Organizing Institute staff,MoveOn Organizers, Center for Community Change staff, Jose Luis Morantes,Carlos Saavedra, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Shuya Ohno, Petra Falcon, MicheleRudy, Hope Wood, Kristen Dore and many others.
 The following work [this workshop guide] is provided to you pursuant to thefollowing terms and conditions. Your acceptance of the work constitutes youracceptance of these terms:
 You may reproduce and distribute the work to others for free, but youmay not sell the work to others.
 You may not remove the legends from the work that provideattribution as to source (i.e., “originally adapted from the works of Marshall Ganz of Harvard University”).
 You may modify the work, provided that the attribution legends remainon the work, and provided further that you send any significantmodifications or updates tomarshall_ganz@harvard.eduor MarshallGanz, Hauser Center, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street,Cambridge, MA 02138
 You hereby grant an irrevocable, royalty-free license to Marshall Ganzand New Organizing Institute, and their successors, heirs, licenseesand assigns, to reproduce, distribute and modify the work as modifiedby you.
 You shall include a copy of these restrictions with all copies of the workthat you distribute and you shall inform everyone to whom youdistribute the work that they are subject to the restrictions andobligations set forth herein.If you have any questions about these terms, please contactmarshall_ganz@harvard.eduor Marshall Ganz, Hauser Center, HarvardKennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Story of US and Now
Linking Story of Self and Story of Us and Now
A story of self tells people who you are and why you are called to dothe work that you are doing. On its own, the story of self isinsufficient to set the stage for collective action. Since organizing isabout building power with others for shared action, your publicnarrative also needs to tell a story of the new community you’reforming together with others, and a story of the action you areasking others to join you in taking.Goals for this session:* To learn how to tell the story of our community in a way that reflects ourshared values, hope,and experiences *To learn to tell a story that motivates others to join us in a specific actionnow

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