Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 11:55am-1:00 pm Eastern Time
Speakers: Al Etmanski and Marian Tompson
Thinking and acting like a movement is not about starting a movement, although your actions may be the spark that ignites one. Instead, it’s about supporting the movement(s) you are already part of. That means paying attention to the key players and initiatives in your immediate field and beyond, and becoming more deliberate about aligning your efforts. When you think and act like a movement, you strengthen the specific work you are doing and expand general receptivity for the bold vision behind it.
In Al Etmanski's latest book: IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation, he highlights the story of Marian Tompson, who, in the late 1950s, began challenging doctors, hospitals and baby food giants about their role in fostering negative attitudes about breastfeeding. Marian, along with six other young mothers, ended up launching a movement that introduced the "womanly art of breastfeeding" into the global lexicon. She co-founded and served as the President of La Leche League for twenty-four years, which is now the world's foremost authority on breastfeeding.
Join Al for an intimate conversation with Marian as they explore how thinking and acting like a movement can lead to unexpected and spectacular results.
Please note that this session is 1 part of a 6 Part Learning Journey Webinar Series for Social Innovators & Community Change Agents with Al Etmanski. Space is limited in all the sessions, and you must register for each session you wish to attend. Here are quick links to the other active registration pages:
About Al Etmanski
Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. He is a founding partner of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and BC Partners for Social Impact. Previously he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack and Jack Collins. Al is an Ashoka fellow, and a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD).
Al has received numerous awards for his work with people with disabilities, including the Order of Canada (2014), Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal (2005). He lives with his wife Vickie Cammack – who also received the Order of Canada – just outside of Vancouver and delight in the creative pursuits of their five children.
In his highly praised new book, Impact: Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation, Etmanski provides an inspirational and practical roadmap for others wishing to transform our society. He is a thought-leader, researcher, and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies.
About Marian Tompson