Imagine a Colorado where everyone is able to live a long and prosperous life—not just survive, but thrive.
An overarching goal for the program includes the integration of practical skills that support organizers to create more balance and self-care into their work to ensure individuals are capable of doing social justice work for the long haul. Broadly, the integration of somatics into the framework of organizing will address this need as well as including contemplative learning and practices in each session of the intensive. The design and development of the program is geared to take the rich lessons from community organizing over the last 50 years and reimagine a program that deeply integrates somatics and contemplative practices into every facet of organizing work.
While the needs of each organization is different & UP shapes the work to meet these needs, there is often a common grounding all our work builds on.