Grand Strategy & Creative Tactics is a signature workshop of Backbone that articulates a set of strategic principles and a frame through which our social movement can assess the effectiveness of the tactics we deploy in order to achieve our goals and manifest our vision.
Presentation by Bill Moyer (Trainer Bio Here)
An Interview for Fellowship Of Reconciliation in Olympia, WA,
Aired on TCTV in February, 2012
Delivering victories requires an understanding of how vision, goals, strategy and tactics relate to each other, the importance of values-based identity and sympathetic messaging for expanding alliances.
Bill has been evolving this presentation on Grand Strategy for a number of years, weaving in the lessons learned from change agents and his mentors from across the country. Woven into the Grand Strategic principles are a number of other principles and lessons of history such as domains of conflict, and how social movement power is built through a variety of modes of engagement, “sectors of agency.” Participants who get to participate in one of these sessions will also explore a spectrum of Creative Tactics from spectacle imagery to light projection to giant banners to nonviolent direct action as tools for growing your group, mobilizing your community, earning media attention, and shifting power.
After checking out the video, see the extensive collection of resource materials linked to below.
2 Replies to “Grand Strategy & Creativity for Building Grassroots Power”
Bill Moyer’s type of activism is organized and cohesive. That seems in contrast to the bottom-up, disorganized activism of anarchists and Occupiers.
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