We launched the 2023 Municipalism Cohort Fellowship last month. 27 phenomenal grassroots organizers hailing from across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico were accepted to participate in our inaugural cohort. We received over 110 applications and narrowed it down to this incredible class of thinkers and practitioners. Some of the fellows organize workers, others the unhoused, and some the abolition of the carceral state. All seek to build democratic power at the municipal level.
We ask for your help in supporting this 12-week online fellowship program. We are operating on a shoestring budget and we are trying to meet the needs of the fellows by offering stipends and interpretation. We are also offering honorariums for our guest speakers, including the Black Nashville Assembly, Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, and Kate Shea Baird formerly of Barcelona en Comu. We would like to offer stipends to our curriculum developers, facilitators, artists, and designers.
Your contribution is key to sustaining this fellowship program. Our hope is to take what we’ve learned from this inaugural cohort and produce three future offerings:
- An Organizer’s Toolkit that summarizes key learnings from each session and case studies of a few fellows.
- Self-guided online modules, replicating the learning experience of the fellowship that anyone can complete at their own pace.
- Future iterations of the Municipalism Cohort Fellowship.
The Municipalism Learning Series is a project of Solidarity Research Center, a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations go towards sustaining the Municipalism Learning Series and Cohort Fellowship. Contributions are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support! Your contribution will help to make radical municipalist approaches and techniques more accessible and present on the ground in North America.