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Next Generation Leadership: Pioneers in Justice  2010 Craigslist Boot Camp August 14, 2010
Pioneers in Justice “ A new generation… brings new blood, new energy and new ideas.  While it may feel hard to make room a...
WE ARE THE EMBODIMENT OF  THE ENERGY AND EVENTS OF OUR  TIMES,  INSPIRING PEOPLE WITH A PIONEERING SPIRIT.
Pioneers in Justice  Our Storyline… What’s Needed Why It Matters We Deliver It
What is 21 st  Century Leadership? <ul><li>Reflect communities they serve </li></ul><ul><li>Imbued with a “collaborative s...
What is 21 st  Century Leadership? “ Embedded leadership development of all staff has prepared the organization to grow de...
<ul><li>Shared leadership with deep roots </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on engagement and developing community leaders </li></ul...
Winning Together…Winning Alone “ The power and potential of alliance building can be seen in various efforts emerging in t...
Why Social Media? Characteristics of the Web 2.0 World Open   Interactive Decentralized Creative Collaborative Transparent...
Lateefah Simon Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights <ul><li>Our youngest Pioneer </li></ul><ul><li>Doing this work for 15 ye...
Arcelia Hurtado Equal Rights Advocates <ul><li>An Immigrant Story </li></ul><ul><li>Community lawyer => Public Defender =>...
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Next Generation Leadership - Pioneers in Justice

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The future of the pursuit of social justice is a critical issue of the day. Emerging “next-generation” leaders are challenged to create 21st Century relevance and engage new, younger and more diverse constituencies in their organizations and causes. Social justice agencies in the Bay Area and nationally are grappling with new realities in a rapidly evolving field. New leadership and communications strategies, tools and tactics are needed to strengthen a sector weakened by decades of attacks on issues of equity and justice. The Levi Strauss Foundation’s new initiative – Pioneers in Justice – will support and invest in new leaders poised to shape the next wave of social justice work. In this session, Pioneers leaders share their stories, emerging ideas and innovative approaches to collaborations and cross-issue work as well as social media and communications tools.

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Next Generation Leadership - Pioneers in Justice

  1. 1. Next Generation Leadership: Pioneers in Justice 2010 Craigslist Boot Camp August 14, 2010
  2. 2. Pioneers in Justice “ A new generation… brings new blood, new energy and new ideas.  While it may feel hard to make room at the table for leaders with fewer years of experience, members of Generations X and Y have a greater understanding of today’s global and connected world; their know-how and skills can benefit a foundation’s grantmaking and communications.” “ Trading Power” Council on Foundations (2010) Titi Liu Asian Law Caucus Abdi Soltani ACLU of No. California Arcelia Hurtado Equal Rights Advocates Vincent Pan Chinese for Affirmative Action Lateefah Simon Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
  3. 3. WE ARE THE EMBODIMENT OF THE ENERGY AND EVENTS OF OUR TIMES, INSPIRING PEOPLE WITH A PIONEERING SPIRIT.
  4. 4. Pioneers in Justice Our Storyline… What’s Needed Why It Matters We Deliver It
  5. 5. What is 21 st Century Leadership? <ul><li>Reflect communities they serve </li></ul><ul><li>Imbued with a “collaborative spirit” </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated by a transformative experience </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse paths to leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Model participatory decision-making and empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Network-centric” </li></ul><ul><li>Use social media in some capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Reach across traditional boundaries (race, space, place) </li></ul>“ We ’ re ten years in, but we don ’ t know the answer yet ” Linda Wood, Evelyn & Walter HAAS, JR. Fund
  6. 6. What is 21 st Century Leadership? “ Embedded leadership development of all staff has prepared the organization to grow deep leadership roots and weather major changes.” “ It’s not just leadership transition. It’s really organizational renewal.” “ We’re trying to build a different culture of care for each other… developing ‘ principles of women of color leadership.’ “ I wanted to talk to other women of color who wanted to do it differently. How do you put your skills into practice in a way that reflects equity and authentic relationships, and acknowledges power dynamics?” “ Leadership Development and Leadership Change” (Building Movement Project)
  7. 7. <ul><li>Shared leadership with deep roots </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on engagement and developing community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration as the rule </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesive yet empower individual organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The “grassroots” connected to the “treetops” </li></ul><ul><li>Looking outward for inspiration and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Reach across sector, field, issue and constituency </li></ul>What is Social Justice 2.0?
  8. 8. Winning Together…Winning Alone “ The power and potential of alliance building can be seen in various efforts emerging in the social justice sector.   Diverse communities are joining forces to address issues of common concern, including racial and economic justice, civic engagement, immigrant rights, education reform, community development, and beyond. These alliances are not temporary coalitions that disappear after a single campaign, nor are they abstract exercises in solidarity. Rather, they are ongoing efforts to strengthen work and achieve long term success by engaging partners on a deeper level. In the process, alliance building promises to bolster the foundations of the broader social justice movement.” “ Alliance Building In Action: Reports from the Field” (Public Interest Projects) “ Working separately toward a common end with the mentality of us first, them next has not been effective and never will be.” The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) is a grassroots-led multi-ethnic and multi-cultural human rights alliance marked by a emphasis on building trust between partners from diverse communities .
  9. 9. Why Social Media? Characteristics of the Web 2.0 World Open Interactive Decentralized Creative Collaborative Transparent Real Time Power of the Collective
  10. 10. Lateefah Simon Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights <ul><li>Our youngest Pioneer </li></ul><ul><li>Doing this work for 15 years already </li></ul><ul><li>A meteoric star on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>Outspoken </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive energy & possibility of youth </li></ul>
  11. 11. Arcelia Hurtado Equal Rights Advocates <ul><li>An Immigrant Story </li></ul><ul><li>Community lawyer => Public Defender => Death Row appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Passion and strength is in advocacy work </li></ul><ul><li>Social Pioneer – Gender discrimination </li></ul>

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