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April 7, 2023

Video: Emergent Strategy in Social Justice

May 5, 2021 Master Class with adrienne maree brown

Long-time science-fiction and Octavia Butler scholar adrienne maree brown leads a virtual master class for students at UNC Asheville, discussing her renowned work “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds” and on ways we can implement the text’s major themes in our collective organizing for social change.

adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, and author of “Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation”, “We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice”, and “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” and others. She is the co-host of the “How to Survive the End of the World”, “Octavia’s Parables”, and “Emergent Strategy” podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit.

adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy questions traditional top-down hierarchies, money-driven programming, destructive methods of engaging conflict, unsustainable work schedules, and a lack of accountability in favor of working together and valuing each other’s contributions to instigate change for the better. It asks us to learn to trust each other and to share our ideas with each other so that they can be more interesting and more likely to work for more people.

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