Beyond the emotathons #001: “Two bits of paper to unlock skills” #Manchester #movement-building

On Sunday we posted “Emotathons, a beginner’s guide”, which was page 5 of the latest Manchester Climate Monthly. This is a typically emollient and diplomatic survey* of the current state of social movement practice, namely the tendency to stage big events (marches/camps) that allow people to vent their anger/feel joy and solidarity. It suggested that there is perhaps the teensy-weeniest opportunity cost to this (a point taken up and expanded very well in the comments)

There have already been a couple of very useful comments (thanks!!) on this. It occurred to me that we all could apply our brains to how to move beyond “emotathons.”

Here’s one suggestion to get the ball rolling…
http://askfortheworld.net/2013/08/14/two-bits-of-paper-to-unlock-skills-and-knowledge/

* Actual facts may vary. Always read the label.
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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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