Couldn't make it to a training? You can watch this series of 4 basic and 4 advanced webinars covering the earliest version of our curriculum. Produced in-house in the first year of our training by the Ayni Institute (formerly Movement Mastery), and led by co-founders Carlos Saavedra and Paul Engler, these videos are a great orientation to the theory of Momentum.
The Ayni Institute led a series of trainings that harvested lessons from a diverse range of contexts and disciplines, including biology, complex systems, network theory, and open-source software. Their Swarm Training teaches how to structure a social movement so that it maximizes the autonomy and creativity of its members while preparing for the challenges that come with decentralized leadership. They worked with participants to identify who to pull into their movements, how to create self-replicating team structures, and how to frontload principles to guide the culture and action of the movement.
The training videos cover:
* Introduction to theories of decentralized organization
* Creating your own decentralized structure
* Dynamics of self-organizing
* Anticipating challenges & creating principles to guide the "swarm"
* Roles and functions in a decentralized organization
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This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century is the companion book to the Momentum Training. Written by Paul and Mark Engler, it is rooted in decades of research on civil resistance, and looks at the hidden art behind mass movement eruptions, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.
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The Resistance Guide
We have taken our decades of experience as organizers, researchers and trainers in social movements and created a short, online handbook that explains how everyday Americans can join and build the movement to resist Trump. Inspired by the incredible work of the Indivisible Guide, The Resistance Guide: How to Sustain the Movement to Win aims to equip tens of thousands of people who are eager to resist Trump with the analysis, skills, and tools to effectively self-organize and collaborate across geographies. Resistance Guide is an essential roadmap for anyone who wants to understand how movements succeed and how we can use this knowledge to fight for a better America.