Web call for DSA North Star members.
You are invited to join us for a Zoom web call with Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher Jr. to discuss their summing up of the election and the road ahead.
Post Election Reckoning: New Hypotheses for the Road Ahead.
Carl Davidson and Bill Fletcher, Jr.
November 7, 2020
Dec. 6., 2020. 3 PM Pacific. 6 pm Eastern.
Please read the piece on the NS blog, or on Organizing Upgrade and prepare to discuss the ideas.
Please read the piece and prepare to discuss it,
there is a link at the end of the post to continue with the remainder of the piece on Organizing Upgrade.
Also read the statement of the NS Steering Committee.
www.dsanorthstar.org/blog/north-star-statement-on-the-election-and-our-tasksDSA NORTH STAR STEERING COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION AND OUR TASKS.
Zoom call in information will be shared 1 day before the webinar - here.
The webinar will include time for discussion and dialogue. Here are some guides to dialogue when conversing with allies and building an organization.
Dialogue was the heart of the organizing effort of Paulo Freire and others to build a left in Latin America.
I search for basic agreements.
I search for strengths in your position.
I reflect on my position.
I consider the possibility of finding a better solution than mine or yours.
I assume that many people have a piece of the answer.
I want to find common ground.
I submit my best thinking hoping your reflection will improve it.
I remain open to talk about the subject later on.
I search for glaring differences.
I search for weaknesses in your position.
I attack your position.
I denigrate you and your position.
I defend my solution and exclude yours.
I am invested wholeheartedly in my beliefs.
I assume there is one right answer, and that I have it.
I want to win.
I submit my best thinking and defend it to show it is right.
I expect to settle this here and now.
I seek to silence those who disagree with my position.
Adapted from, Choosing Democracy: a practical guide to multicultural education. 4th. edition. Duane Campbell. 2010. Allyn and Bacon.