The #ICommit tweetathon is an effort to share commitments and stories from organizations or individuals that advance collaborative work across generations within the women’s movement. The tweetathon, a blend of the words “tweet” and “Marathon”, is social media mobilization led by AWID’s Young Feminist Wire along with AWID members and multiple partners and allies on the micro-blogging site Twitter. It will be held on December 16th, 2014.
The #ICommit tweetathon asks women’s rights activists of diverse ages and generations to participate in contributing, through tweets, personal and concrete commitments that they can put into action towards an intention of supporting effective and meaningful multigenerational organizing in women’s movements. We are urging women’s rights activists to engage in a public discussion through Twitter on multigenerational organizing and the steps we can take individually, organizationally and in our movements to contribute to more collaborative multigenerational organizing.
For example, #ICommit can be used to describe and identify actions as simple as being conscious about reaching out to activists of diverse generations and ages or concrete commitments such as holding a multigenerational dialogue, discussion or group.
The tweetathon mobilization will provide in-depth examples (through blog posts from individuals, activists and organizers) and conversation from partners, allies, and members on what it takes to organizing effectively across generations.
Join us in highlighting commitments and practices that are needed for successful and meaningful multigenerational organizing!
AWID’s Work On Multigenerational Organizing
AWID’s Young Feminist Activism (YFA) program has been holding activities to discuss how to strengthen organizing across generations in women’s movements since 2008. We have held e-discussions, dialogues, and webinars. Through this activities, we have found that understanding the ‘what, how, and why’ of effective multigenerational organizing is difficult without looking at concrete examples and moments of effective multigenerational organizing. The most exciting learning comes from stories of activists building, working, and mobilizing together in concrete action that is meaningfully and truly collaborative!