Strategy for Societal Transformation addresses the question how do we win a new society? It tries to assess issues of who to organize, to what end, using what means, with what tactics, etc. Of course, no answers to such questions fit every situation. However, some matters of strategy, and especially of how to think about and evaluate strategy and even tactics, do have wide or even general applicability.
The course will work best if participants contribute from their own experiences, in comments and during Zoom Sessions, though no specific previous experience or knowledge is required. The lectures will hopefully prod and facilitate mutual explorations. The Course will be co-taught by Alexandria Shaner and Michael Albert, with both generally attending Zoom Sessions.
This course is co-taught...
Michael is a long time activist, writer, and organizer known primarily for his affiliation with Z Communications and his original writing on and support for Participatory Economics and Participatory Society. He has written hundreds of articles, over twenty books, one novel, one screenplay, and has initiated numerous institutions and projects. Especially germane for SSCC, he has taught in diverse settings from universities to prisons, online and offline, and is one of the hosts of the school School for Social and Cultural Change (SSCC).
Originally from the USA , Alexandria has lived most of her life in the Caribbean, as well as in Egypt and in Nicaragua. A sailor, organizer, activist, and writer, she lives aboard a 100 year old wooden sailboat, currently based in Carriacou.
Alexandria has been active in education, conservation, and climate action work for over 15 years. Specializing in field work, she came to recognize interlinked systemic causes of destruction (ecological, social, & economic).
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in St. Maarten, she participated in and organized mutual aid and emergency relief projects. This solidified her interest in studying and advocating for participatory society. She is currently researching self-organizing societies, specifically mutual aid in the maritime community and in post-disaster/disrupted communities. She is active with RealUtopia.org and Znet.