Opportunities are emerging throughout North Carolina and the country for stronger movement building within and across issues. Work across powerful lines of difference must be supported by skill and understanding if it is to be sustained and impactful. At stone circles, we believe that leadership, organizational effectiveness and movement organizing can be transformed through a shared commitment to sustainable practice. Relationships, capacity-building, leadership training and strategy rooted in an understanding of individual and collective liberation is both a vital pathway and key strategy in the work for justice.
1. Immerse leaders and organizations in an ethos of transformative social change through our curriculum, leadership development, skill-building, and training;
2. Shift movement culture on the ground by increasing the strength and sustainability of leadership and organizational culture; and
3. Deepen our collaborative relationships to build the capacity of struggles in under-resourced communities, communities of color, and other marginalized groups.
Through our Transforming Movements initiative launched in 2011, we have begun engaging in this work in collaboration with partners from the Triangle region as well as across the state: Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, OpenSource Leadership Strategies in Durham, Center for Participatory Change in Asheville, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Burlington, and Blueprint North Carolina in Raleigh.