This summer the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery are hosting an Emergent Strategy Reading Group! Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, written by adrienne marie brown, has had a resounding impact on strategies for collaboration and tools for organizing since it was published in 2017. The Emergent Strategy Reading Group will meet weekly over six weeks, from July 13 – August 17, to discuss transformative change, organizing, and how we can practice shaping our futures.
The group will be capped at 16 individuals to foster deep conversation. We encourage those who sign up for the Reading Group to commit to attending to all six meetings.
We ask you to purchase Emergent Strategy from local bookstores, such as Elliot Bay Bookstore, or directly from AK Press. For those experiencing financial hardship, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery has purchased a limited number of copies of the book (please email to receive a copy).
Many of the lessons of Emergent Strategy are grounded in natural systems, so the reading group will take place in-person and outdoors. The group meetings will be limited in size, should only be attended if you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Attendees should complete a health attestation on the day of the gathering, prior to attending the reading group.
The Emergent Strategy Reading Group is hosted in conjunction with Murmurations Seattle. Murmurations Seattle is a city-wide arts collaboration that presents projects throughout spring, summer, and autumn of 2021. The projects bring together cultural institutions and local cultural organizations in collective movement to co-develop programs for the public to engage in creative practice across the city.