Matt Smucker

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Jonathan Matthew Smucker is a grassroots organizer, trainer, strategist, and writer. He is the director of Beyond the Choir and has been working with Occupy Wall Street since early October. He will discuss how community and identity intersect with strategy in activism. Social movements (like OWS) require a strong sense of group identity in order to foster commitment amongst participants, but this same cohesion can also inhibit a movement's ability to connect with a broader public. Smucker will discuss this "political identity paradox" and ideas about how to navigate these tensions. This will be an interactive workshop that will introduce practical organizing concepts and tools.

Additional Info

  • Location: Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003
  • Event Date: Jeudi, 22 Mars 2012
  • Event Time: 7:00 pm