The summer of solidarity is upon us. News headlines are full of stories about strikes happening in Hollywood, workers advocating for equitable pay and work conditions in delivery and retail industries, and social movements raising awareness about various forms of injustice. Often during movement moments or societal crises, organizations may contemplate drafting and releasing Solidarity Statements to convey their support of the demands and perspectives of partner groups and affected community members.
If you’re in that position, we invite you to work with BMP’s new resource called Writing A Solidarity Statement: Considerations and Process Questions. We developed it as part of our ongoing workshops and trainings about transformative solidarity practice. In the resource, you’ll find questions to reflect on before, during, and after drafting a solidarity statement. You’ll also find examples of important moments that could catalyze a Solidarity Statement and examples of inspiring statements from different groups and networks.
Work with our new resource, Writing A Solidarity Statement: Considerations and Process Questions
This resource could be beneficial for organizational staff who are responsible for cultivating partnerships, developing strategic communications, and engaging in rapid response. We hope that it can be a helpful resource, and invite your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SolidarityIs: A project of BMP, SolidarityIs generates tools, trainings, and narratives to facilitate transformative solidarity practices for movement building organizations and activists who are invested in meaningful social change. We offer workshops to organizations, coalitions, and networks that are committed to social change, solidarity, and movement building, and are looking for language, resources, tools, and frameworks to strengthen their practices. If you are interested in partnering with the BMP and Solidarity Is team for a workshop or training, please contact us at email@example.com.