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"LET'S PLAY THE ENGINEEERING DESIGN TEAM OF MASS CHANGE"

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From the Facebook group "Movement Weavers"

See original thread on Facebook: https://goo.gl/kJB2U3

Original questions
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Floris Koot's original questions

HOW TO ORGANIZE MASS BOTTOM-UP CHANGE?

HOW TO GET IT ROLLING? (given it's a good idea)

CAN WE COME TO A SHARED MODEL?

In several groups, frustration with lack of change, lack of action has come up. Behind that lie questions like how to activate the masses? What can make bottom-up movements become effective? Could we make our own model here, building on each other (rather than keeping posting our own 'full' solutions)? Please add only clear steps needed, and leave arguments, video's, models for the subthreads. Let's play the engineering design team of mass change.

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Interactive Charter for Co-creation Inquiry -- please respond!
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The Facebook group "Movement Weavers" is full of interesting ideas for changing and healing the world. This entire Charter web site is supposed to be a "loom" -- a co-creative/collaborative loom for weaving together the million strands of an emerging new movement nobody can fully see yet.

Can we work together, as a team or a collaborative? What "movement" are we weaving? What should we include? What do you personally want to do or see happen?
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This is a big subject. Let's check off a few quick points that will help pull us together and maybe get us on the road to some real collaborative work around something like a shared vision.

Please check anything that describes you or what you would like to do. Add any option in the comment box that you'd like to see included.
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Yes, I am a movement weaver.
Yes, I would like to work with other movement weavers.
I want to help define "the movement" we are weaving.
I'd like to work with other weavers to help define a common framework and direction.
I'd like to help define a large-scale big-time social change movement that spans many sectors and specializations. I can find a place for myself inside a big framework like that.
I am envisioning a "holistic" movement that spans and coordinates disciplines and sectors and demographic groups, helping build teamwork and collaboration where today it might be difficult.
I can work in a "co-creative" way with other people. I don't have to be "right about everything" and I am happy to listen and learn.
I am interested in a "global ethic" that supports and sustains life everywhere and is centered in wholeness.
If we could get hundreds (or thousands) of weavers pulling (weaving) in the same direction, we could probably do totally amazing things to help change the world.

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It seems we are moving away from a world of fragments towards a world of wholeness, where interdependence and blurry or transient boundaries are the norm. This seems to require of us some new ways to understand the world. Please check off points whee you agree or are comfortable. Select one or more
Sectors like energy and economy and ecology and climate are highly interconnected, and we should approach them aware of this interdependence.
The world economy must be transformed away from a world of selfish competition with winners and losers, to a world where the abundance of the world can be fairly shared with all people everywhere.
If we work together in a graceful spirit, we can probably find balanced solutions to the most challenging social problems -- such as hunger, disease, lack of housing and clean water and health care, gender and ethnic discrimination, etc.
I am aware that many problems are inherently global (climate, ocean health, atmosphere, many others), but I also realize that these issues become most real ("actual") at the local level.

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What tools and options should our personal "loom" (networking tools on this Charter site) include? Select one or more
The capacity to add/list a new organization that I believe is working in the right direction
The capacity to add new contacts into our expanding network
Tools to help develop a relationship with a participating organziation or network

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What big themes would you like to explore? Just sketch out your own personal vision for where things are going, or where you'd like to go, or where you like to see movement weavers take the world... Comment

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Thesis and inquiry
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Yan Golding's thesis and inquiry, from Facebook: https://goo.gl/kJB2U3

I followed this question / invitation somewhat in the Gentle Revolution group and shared a brief article outlining a theory of change. I haven't read everyone's comments here but in terms of practical action I like Bruce's suggestion of exploring what alignment we can find in this group...

What about creating a google form to find out what questions are most relevant and how do we, as an informal collective, resonate with and respond to them?

For example, to go through and build on Floris' suggestions:

  1. Become clear why change is needed.

    • A lot can be said here... from "we're causing Earth's 6th mass extinction that will soon include our own" to volumes on our cultural and ecological dysfunction, mass indoctrination, systemic enslavement, cosmic and evolutionary imperatives etc.

    • I'm interested to hear how this constellation resonates with Shelley Ostroff's Deconstructing Democracy:
      http://www.togetherincreation.org/deconstructing-democracy

  2. Masses agreeing on the need for change.

    • I observe people from all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds calling for change. Thing is, most are programmed to think about change in terms of a different president or implementing SDGs etc. Few even consider whole-systems transformation let alone have any vague notion of how that might occur.

    • Therefore, mass (re-)education, imho, would need to be recognised as a prime imperative for mass mobilization. Empowering people with the (basic) knowledge and understanding of the fact that we essentially already have everything we need to co-create a thriving and regenerative human society, including a variety of new systemic models that are inherently designed to enable said new society.

    • If humankind could get a taste of the holistic and common sense solutions we already have, that could spark a new trend of solutions-oriented self-education...

  3. New ideas (both how to make a difference and how it should look like when implemented.

    • Thus could co-creating an independent, open source, user-curated global platform, that showcases all the good news (benevolent organisations, ecological solutions, social & technological innovations and alternative models etc) be considered foundational..?

    • Can a few key individuals and collectives banding together around such a common purpose spark a unification throughout the entire 'blessed unrest'?

    • Can we leverage the pervasive celebrity culture and conditioned herd mentalities for mass awareness raising? Could we create a positive news campaign unlike any the world has seen with all the Di Caprios, Winfreys, Chopras, Prince Eas, Harrelsons, Gagas, Brands, Tolles etc. coming together for a common cause and vision?

    • What are the new governance models that are attracting the most interest among the systems thinkers and evolutionaries?

    • Has anyone here seen the eco-governance powerpoint? How does that resonate?
      http://www.togetherincreation.org/eco-governance-1

  4. Start acting.

    Actions that I would propose, coming back to where I began, would be for this small group to do some survey work to identify our common ground and strategies...

    Do we need:

    • Common agreements (values, principles etc)?

    • A common vision? (I attempted something along these lines here a while back: https://www.facebook.com/groups/320464878372020/ )

    • A common purpose, strategy, structure, tech platform... ?

    Where do our theories of change overlap?

    How do we identify the servant-leaders who can help steward this movement throughout all sectors and at all levels?

    What are the examples we resonate most with?

    Shall we map the fields of all sectors from individual mentors/ facilitators / healers etc to global networks?

    How?

    What else is needed?