In our lives and as part of organizations, churches, workplaces, and communities, many of us play different roles in pursuit of equity, shared liberation, inclusion, and justice. And yet, we often get overwhelmed, lost, and burned out. Some of us are newcomers to Christian Community Development and ongoing social change efforts and don’t know where to start. Still others are catalyzed into action in the midst of a crisis in our community.
The Social Change Ecosystem Map is a framework that can help individuals, networks, and organizations align with social change values, individual roles, and the broader ecosystem. It can amplify Christian Community Development by helping us examine our community roles from a different perspective.
CCDA welcomed Adaku Utah, from the Third Sector New England, Inc., and the Building Movement Project to the Radical Imagination space to teach the Social Change Ecosystem Map workshop. Read below to learn more about how the Social Change Ecosystem Map workshop can benefit your community, work, church and organization.
Here’s what you’ll learn
- Learn about the social change ecosystem framework and why it is important now
- How to utilize the framework
- Learn the value of listening and reflection
- Learn more about and discover your role within the social change ecosystem
- Examine the ten social change ecosystem roles
- It is highly recommended to purchase the workbook for this class. You can purchase Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection by Deepa Iyer at ThickPress.com
The Social Change Ecosystem framework was created by Deepa Iyer, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project. Deepa first developed the map in 2017, and in 2022, she released Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection, a workbook which provides a deeper dive into the framework. You can find ways to purchase the workbook and to get involved at www.socialchangemap.com.