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http://www.wunrn.com

 

http://www.otherworldsarepossible.org/

 

MULTI-MEDIA EDUCATION & MOVEMENT-BUILDING WOMEN'S COLLABORATIVE

 

OTHER WORLDS - The mission of Other Worlds is to document and educate and about alternative models of social and economic relations.

 

Other Worlds is a women-driven, multi-media education and movement-building collaborative. Other Worlds inspires hope and knowledge that another world is possible, and helps build it. We compile and bring to light political, economic, social, and environmental alternatives that are flourishing throughout the world, and inspire and help the public throughout the Americas open up new pathways to adapt and replicate them. We support the global movements that are propelling the alternatives. In the U.S., we seek to draw in new participants and strengthen existent efforts for economic justice, environmentally sound systems, and meaningful democracy.
 

Other Worlds is a collaborative, a rich mix of paid and volunteer organizers, activists, writers, artists, intellectuals, and students. We work in indigenous and campesino coalitions, research institutions, and grassroots networks. Our group spans the gamut from a farmer to one of Mesoamericaís leading movement strategists to a bartender. Together we have well over a century of experience in social, economic, environmental, and gender justice movements; solid knowledge and analysis of the issues; deep relationships and shared trust with movements in dozens of countries; and a vast skill base. We are united by energy, creativity, and a passionate commitment to justice. Our collective relationships, knowledge base, talents, and experience form a fecund resource that we are able to dedicate toward effective education, mobilizing, and movement support.

Other Worlds knows the power of cross-fertilization of information, experience, strategy, and networks.  We have seen how collaboration can help birth and build movements of people directly impacted by the problems and their allies, and how it can increase their effectiveness.

Our program includes:

 

1) Documenting, together with social movements, cases of thriving economic, social, and environmental alternatives that are flourishing around the world - with an emphasis on gender;

 

2) Creating multiple media and educational materials for extensive outreach throughout the Americas, in English and Spanish.  We share concrete models, strategies, and lessons for work at home, and imperatives for just national and global economic policy;

 

3) Inspiring action. In partnership with movements and community groups, we help people become active for just structural alternatives in their own communities and sectors. We connect them with organizations (and organizations with each other), grassroots campaigns, policy initiatives, other strategies, and resources; and

 

4) Generating support for the alternatives and the movements behind them.  We campaign, fundraise, and promote the movements we feature and others who share the vision.