Presenter: Hardy Merriman / Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Date: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Description: This session addresses the critical issue of building and maintaining coalitions within movements. Effective coalitions can provide movement infrastructure and be an organizational hub around which broad strategy and discourse is formed. However, coalitions take effort to establish and maintain, and there are numerous risks and potential stresses that can lead a coalition to failure. This session discusses the costs and benefits of coalition formation, as well as factors that promote or inhibit coalition establishment and sustainability.
- Presentation Slides
- Curation of Key Tweets and Resources
- Ackerman, Peter. Key Elements of Civil Resistance (interview). June, 2009.
- Cherry, Janet. Consumer Boycotts and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (interview). June, 2009.
- Hastings, Tom. The Anishinabe and an Unsung Nonviolent Victory in the Twentieth Century. OpenDemocracy.net. November 17, 2010.
- Merriman, Hardy. The Trifecta of Civil Resistance: Unity, Planning, and Nonviolent Discipline. OpenDemocracy.net. November 19, 2010
- Merriman, Hardy. Foundational Ideas of Civil Resistance (interview). June, 2009.