Facilitating Consensus and Overcoming Barriers in Horizontal Groups – Occupy London workshops
October 20, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Consensus is not only a decision making tool, but a process that builds group consciousness through mutual understanding. If used appropriately it can empower individuals and groups and improve collaboration. In this short session we will look at the benefits of consensus, conditions required for consensus to work, and good practices to follow. In the second part of the workshop we look at how to share strategies and experiences from current and past movements in order to move beyond recreating power relations from capitalist society (multiple oppressions of socio-economics, gender, race, class) within our communities and beyond.