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SocDem Asia Webinar Series: Building the Momentum of Change

 "Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, organizing masses of volunteers virtually isn’t just an ingredient to winning progressive victories: it’s the recipe."

Emily Isaac, Sophie Lasoff, Claire Wyatt, Kohlee Kennedy, Hannah Bauman, and Shana Gallagher, 2020, "Taking on Trump and Beyond: Learnings from Bernie 2020 National Organizing Staff"

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We talk with the former members of the Bernie Sanders for President 2020 National Organizing Staff on how progressives and their organizations can maintain their campaigns for social transformation and substantive change. We look at the Bernie campaign's "distributed organizing" model and the need for mobilizing a strong grass-roots volunteer organization to address the present health, economic, political, and social crises and reflect on the recipes for winning power for the people.

Register now at https://tinyurl.com/MomentumofChange

Flattening the Strongman Curve: Defending Shrinking Democratic Spaces during Crisis

As COVID-19 continues to claim lives, many authoritarian governments are taking advantage and consolidating power in the pretext of effective and efficient crisis response.

What are the various ways that Asian governments have been consolidating power and shrinking democratic spaces as they ‘respond’ to the current crisis? How do progressives safeguard democracy and human rights in the time of the pandemic?

Register at: https://bit.ly/defendshrinkingspace

Critical Crossroads: Health, Social, and Economic Approaches to the Pandemic

The webinar aims to provide a platform for sharing and taking stock of different approaches employed by countries in Europe and in Asia to combat COVID19.

It will map out different country responses to the pandemic while highlighting the challenges faced and the early lessons learned.

Register now at: bit.ly/criticalcrossroads