My great 2020 learnings can be summarized with one word: pricked. Along the way I did take some pictures, keep some friends, and shook loose some mental cobwebs that were hindering my personal growth. On the professional front, I’ll share three “pinpricks” from this wild year below. In January and February I kicked off a…
Author: Janeen Bryant
Spring 2019 Calendar Connections
Check out the Facilitate Movement Spring 2019 calendar updates and links for more information related to how you can get involved.
2018- Year of the Flinch
“The flinch phrase and the nudge to be brave in the face of perceived danger really stuck with me as a way to approach my work and at times, how to approach life.”
Dedication to My Neck, and the Joy of Holding It High
The Museum portion of the trip situates the experiences of slavery, civil rights abuses, and mass incarceration as central to “American” identity. It takes concerted and sustained effort to resist consciousness of the deep and pervasive racism in our country. It will take a massive effort, constant focus on awareness building, dedication to anti-racist policy, faith that we are the ones to do it, and trust that we will not give up on each other to reverse the course of our history.
Diversity and Equity: Keep it Complicated
I urged the group to keep our work complicated and unfinished not as a challenge to our systems of order and file, but as an affirmation of a new cultural paradigm. A paradigm rooted in complexity, valuing difference, and celebrating our connection and committment to face difficult issues.
Momentum Needs You.
It’s the end of October, y’all! I say that with all the gratitude and love I can muster after a whirlwind of fall events and programs. I have travelled coast to coast programming and planning for social impact with museums, conferences, schools, nonprofits, and individuals who are absolutely committed to manifesting change in their communities…
Fall 2018: Dimensions of Diversity
Diversity is variety. We encounter each other through the lens of our diverse experiences as we move through the world. This fall, Facilitate Movement will be be exploring diversity from many perspectives including race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, (dis)ability, class, and education. Get ready to explore the intersection of these elements of diversity and…
Making Meetings Matter- A reflection on nonprofit office space
Make the decisions clearly, collaboratively, and as transparently as possible. Otherwise you did not need to call a meeting.
Organizational Baby Steps
Since of the launch of Facilitate Movement, I have tools to measure my effectiveness, but there is one sure indicator of success.
Little r, Big Racist
You will notice that this persists in our workplaces, schools, churches, and public discourse. But you don’t have to wait to counter these racist narratives. You can start with a very simple action.