Narrative and Identity

Belonging and Community

Building a community with others to impact change starts with trust. We all know that organized, collective action is a critical strategy for winning change. Joining and staying connected to base-building organizations and seeing those organizations as “political homes”, places to make sense of the political environment, that operate as containers for building power for collective action.

The work collected here ranges from art and activism, to political homes, to creating belonging and much more.


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2022
Narrative and Identity

Belonging, Community & Impact: What it means to build a Political Home

Sojourn Strategies conducted listening sessions to better understand how people engage with and participate in political homes, where individuals can build community with others who have shared values to impact change, in California, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.
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Analyst Institute partnered with MOVE to conduct experimental research designed to analyze the impact of Transformative Conversations on civic and political attitudes.
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Building a Movement Architecture for Multi- Racial Governing Power

This is the first report-out of a two-stage research project conducted by the P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University. The goals of the project are to 1. Lay out a vision and analysis of the integrated work underway to build a movement architecture for multiracial and class conscious governing power 2.Provide an empirical..
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Narrative and Identity

Political Homes - DPI Digest

This newsletter highlights key takeaways from the Belonging, Community & Impact: What it Means to Build a Political Home Report. What drives people to affiliate with power-building groups? Researchers collaborated with VOTE (LA), PICO California, and Voces de la Frontera (WI) to discern key factors.