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Shifting Power from the Inside Out: Lessons on Becoming Member-Led from Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Shifting Power from the Inside Out shares one organization’s journey towards:

  • Increasing representation of community members amongst leadership and staff.
  • Developing specific internal practices to ensure that immigrant women are encouraged to step up — and that US born women take a back seat — in organizational leadership.
  • Encouraging frank discussions about race, class and power.
  • Ending practices of white supremacy that limit the leadership of people of color.
  • Shifting towards a model of collaboration and authentic shared leadership.

The report, produced collaboratively by Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and RoadMap, offers a new framework for community-based organizations on the evolution from member-based to member-led organizational structure, culture and practice.

At a time when political leaders in the U.S. are using rhetoric and policy to terrorize and silence immigrant communities, Shifting Power demonstrates how we can back immigrant women as the leaders our movements need.

For more information, contact:
Emily Goldfarb — emily@roadmapconsulting.org
Yael Falicov — yael@mujeresunidas.net