Rush hour model of activism:

In our community many people have the rush hour model of activism—a thousand cars, most occupied by one person, jockeying for position in order to make it downtown ahead of the others. Thus, we are all competing for the same funds and volunteers, and a few of us will win.

The reality is much different: telephones, coffee shops, and chance meetings. Everything is done by people talking with people, people with 1000s of different interests engaged in many ways, asking for and giving help. With the meeting of hearts and minds much gets done.

It’s just so normal it’s invisible. What works? This does. How do we get more of it?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on February 21st, 2010 | No Comments »

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