Deadline: 31 March 2020
Move to End Violence (MEV) is currently seeking applications for its 5th cohort of Movement Makers.
Cohort 5, final cohort, will join community of Movement Makers working to strengthen U.S.-based movements to end violence against trans and cis girls and women and gender non-conforming folks.
The goal of this program is to practice transformational movement-building – which requires us to stretch, be uncomfortable, and experiment.
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They are looking for leaders who will come to this program with openness and a willingness to try new things, and who have political homes to bring their learnings back to.
Through convenings, workshops, skills training, coaching and a community of allies, members of Cohort 5 will have a unique and transformational opportunity to powerfully contribute to movements for social change.
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- The opportunity to participate in intensive, thought-provoking convenings in locations rooted in ancestral care and movement wisdom while making space for restoration and connection;
- An international learning convening that provides the opportunity to learn from and with allied social justice leaders (participants who are not able to travel internationally will help shape and participate in alternative convening in the U.S.);
- Training, facilitation, and conversation with some of the country’s leaders in anti-oppression work, transformational leadership development, social change, and movement building;
- A community of peer Movement Makers invested in your growth and ideas, access to the larger Beloved Community of Move to End Violence;
- Individual coaching support;
- Continued investment in one’s own leadership and skills development;
- The opportunity to develop and integrate transformative practices into one’s life, work, and organization.
Organizations also get considerable benefits when a staff member participates in Move to End Violence. These include:
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- A two-year project grant, designed to cover 1) the time that the participant spends on Move to End Violence, and 2) additional costs for related movement building activities;
- A three-year general operating grant to provide additional support;
- Organizational coaching for transformation and an opportunity to apply for funds to ready your organization for deeper movement building;
- Programming and resources designed to help integrate the learnings of Move to End Violence into your organization; and
- Opportunities for staff and colleagues to participate in virtual and regional workshops.
- They are looking for people who are passionate about strengthening collaborative U.S.-based movements to end violence against trans and cis girls and women and gender non-conforming folks and see it as a significant part of their life’s work.
- Applicants must be at an organization or a fiscally-sponsored project that is committed to ending gender-based violence.
- MEV strongly encourages movement leaders with the following identities (in no particular order) and/or doing work with these communities to apply:
- Based in the South, particularly the Southeast, the Southwest, and rural communities;
- Disabled or Differently Abled;
- Folks working to dismantle the carceral state;
- Indigenous, Native American, Black, of African descent, Migrant/immigrant, Muslim;
- Preferred or first language is not Standard American English;
- Queer, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual and other sexually expansive identities;
- Survivor of gender-based and/or intersectional violence;
Transgender, Two Spirit, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and other gender expansive identities; and
- Under 30.
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Participants will be selected by a combination of Move to End Violence staff, faculty, and consultants. MEV will evaluate the individual applicant as well as the applicant’s organization. To be eligible for consideration, organizations must align with NoVo’s mission, vision, and values. Decisions will be based on the online application, individual interviews, an organizational site visit for finalists, and other information as requested.
How to Apply
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Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
Participants for the fifth cohort will be announced in September 2020.
For more information, visit https://movetoendviolence.org/blog/mevs-fifth-cohort-of-movement-makers-application-now-open/