Midwest Culture Lab Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Amber J. Phillips Midwest Culture Lab
Hi I’m Gerald Lenoir from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley.
HI all - Patrick Moreno-Covington from the Houston Endowment
Prentiss Haney from Ohio Student Association
Ali Bibbo from ProgressNow Colorado, hi everyone!
Hi all! Josh Clark from the Haas Institute, UC Berkeley
Hi all, Jenny Flanagan, Common Cause
Brigid Hall, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation
Hi, Val Vilott from Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Hi, Yvonne Yu from Lake Research Partners
Hi all! Liz Hynes from the Narrative Initiative.
Hi everyone, Pete Altman from Natural Resources Defense Council here!
“Never works to extract from the communities that built it” So well said Prentiss.
This is great. Connecting the culture with this work. As a product of the culture, it’s amazing this connection is happening and working towards it
FYI Amber J. Phillips is a genius.
Amber J. Phillips + Kirk Cheyfitz = fire
Guidelines = ISSA VIBE. ISSA MOOD
These pillars = why working with and centering young people in all this work is the best.
Are the slides being sent out after the webinar?
Yes we can do that!
we are ready for this - love everything here thank you
Great thank you
“The Movement must be fly” - Amber J. Phillips
artist’s work is labor, too - great, Prentiss, that you will be providing those mini-grants
Like that scene in Space Jam!
That's a critical distinction and critical knowledge about what moves young people
Hi all! Please put questions into chat if you have them! We will have just a bit of time at the end here to answer them.
Not mention the impact this will have on the existing work in our field more broadly
Yes Jenny! There’s so much for organizing and cultural organizing to learn from each other
Hi Prentiss and Amber - can you please say which influencers (meaning marquee name types) you have lined up to engage on these three campaigns?
And not to mention that beyond building future leaders it builds the progressive "bench" (so to speak) for future elected officials
can you discuss what the collaboration between the three different orgs MLC, OSA and AYO looks like?
Tanya, I also think Stevie can talk about their relationship to Chance the Rapper in Chicago as an example of a relationship
You talk about youth being co-creators in the development of narratives. How else do they exert their leadership within the Culture Lab?
And Tanya, it’s super important to recognize that marquee names are a piece of the puzzle — emerging artists are also crucial. Funding is critical to put in place cultural organizers in each of the anchor organizations to build those networks and ensure creative partnerships are strategic and enduring.
Brigid, the leadership of this project is all young POC leaders: Art Reyes, ED of We The People (Michigan); Stevie Valles, ED of Chicago Votes; Prentiss Haney, ED of Ohio Student Association; Sarah Audelo, ED of Alliance for Youth Organizing; Amber J. Phillips is leading creative and cultural network building. Young people will be hired as youth organizers.
Thank you everyone! Please hit us up with more questions or thoughts! firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some cultural strategy consultants available to support with training and resources like myself and Erin Potts (founder of Revolutions Per Minute) and Kirk Cheyfitz. But it’s all led by young people.
Excellent work. Excellent presentations. Thanks so much. I appreciate all of you.
Thank you, great and exciting work!
THIS is the expertise. It's not young people have been failing, it's the old models and structure failing young people. Thanks MCL!
Thanks, all! This was great and very helpful.