2019 Reflections

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2019 Reflections

During this season of reflection, giving and connection with loved ones, we want to thank you for the support you have given the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute. From your participation in trainings and immersions to sharing the good word about our work and donations to keep us moving ahead, we have had an unbelievable year with you.

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We have just completed the final immersion for this year in Puerto Rico, where we got to accompany amazing organizers, educators, artists, and healers from across the archipelago and the diaspora on a journey of healing from distant and recent struggles, honoring each other’s efforts and reimagining future work and increased connectivity.

It is also with total excitement and joy that we share the news: we got Sage!

Headshot of Sage Crump

This month we welcomed Sage Crump onto the Emergent Strategy
Ideation Institute team as the Chief Architect. Sage has been a student of emergence for over a decade, and a cultural shaper for her whole working life. Her approach blends philosophy, strategy, movement work and all manner of making. She has been a key culture strategist in some of the most exciting projects moving in the last few years, as a member of Complex Movements to intersect artistic practice and movement building, and as the Program Specialist for Leveraging a Network for Equity at NPN/VAN. She’s also served as a board member for the Center for Media Justice, Art2Action, and a member of Alternate ROOTS.

Starting at the top of November, Sage has been learning our landscape and language, has held us through our first in-person advisory committee meeting, our second facilitation cohort retreat, and improved all of our staff meetings. Heading into 2020, her primary work is collaborating with the team to create the flexible, fluid structure that can support our wildest dreams.

We are so lucky to have Sage on board as we dream into the next 5 years of Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute - sharing ways for people and organizations to be in right relationship with each other, so that we can be in right relationship with the planet, those to come and our ancestors who so courageously worked for justice and our collective freedom.

Headshot of Sage Crump

If you believe in what we are doing and have felt moved at all by the elements and principles of emergent strategy, please give to us today as the country celebrates the spirit of giving. Every dollar allows us to strengthen our foundation as we answer the growing call for sacred shifts in how we work together to support our collective survival.

And if this isn’t enough ESII, come spend an hour with our team Wednesday, December 4th at 2pm EST as we share reflections from 2019, plans for 2020, introduce Sage to our beloved community, and answer questions you may have about ways to grow with us. Please RSVP to join the webinar at https://tinyurl.com/esiiupdate.

With love,
ESII team
(adrienne, luis, melinda, mia & sage)

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