Building Our Lives Together
If our disability community is to build and implement a sustainable strategy that preserves our lives and our freedom, we will need to build our skills to support the implementation of that FutureStrategy. These posts will outline some tools we could use to accomplish that.
The big picture is emphasized below because there is no simple relationship between a tool and the problem you are trying to solve when you are trying to change a complex adaptive system.
First, I’ll recapitulate a summary of FutureStrategy described in the previous blog posts. Then, I’ll provide a crash course on how changing Complex Adaptive Systems is different from our standard ways of changing complicated and mechanical systems. Finally, I’ll pass on things I and other people have learned about the larger world of effective advocacy.
The resistance tools below will be drawn from three large scale categories:
- Advocacy as an arena of the system change effort.
- Organizing for change in and through the disability community.
- Managing the Ecosystem of Targets in which our community will work for change. It is this ecosystem in which we must focus our strategy.