May 25-27, 2018 > Hancock, New York

GroundShift is a transformative weekend of civic empowerment, creative experience, and community building.

 
 
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For three days, GroundShift will bring together organizers, activists, artists, musicians, poets, policy-makers, technologists, teachers, and active citizens in the beautiful woods of upstate New York for an immersive political and social experience. We’ll investigate the systems that influence our lives, build lasting community, and re-imagine what’s possible through performances, workshops, music, and multimedia art.

A place to creatively generate ideas and skills. A space to meet allies and friends.

Come accelerate your understanding and be part of the change you want to see.  

 
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Workshops

Enjoy engaging workshops taught by experts about the systems of political and social change. Learn how to intervene from organizers, educators, and activists.

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Conversations

Build deep and genuine relationships with other progressive changemakers through facilitated conversations about who we are, what motivates us, and how we show up.

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Experiences

Enhance your understanding of change with creative and participatory experiences, designed by social change organizations to help you feel the issues at stake.

 
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Performances

Poetry, music, and theater from performers dedicated to telling stories of social and political struggle.

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Residences

On-site multidisciplinary residencies by contemporary visual artists, based on themes of personal and social struggle

 

 

You should Come to GroundShift If:

  • You’re exhausted by this political climate and need space to get grounded

  • You’re sick of the 24-hour news cycle and are hungry for a deeper perspective

  • You're looking for genuine conversations about what's happening in America

  • You want to learn how to intervene in systems that govern our lives

  • You’re hungry for ways to contribute to your community

  • You want a squad who will show up with you and for you

  • Do you have to be an activist or in politics? No! Just curious and motivated. 

What you’ll gain:

  • Friends, allies, and collaborators who share your desire for a better world

  • A deeper understanding of political and social systems and how to change them

  • A richer vision of our possible future

  • Practical knowledge on how to nourish yourself and sustain for the long haul

  • A sense of how to base your contribution on your own values and vision

  • A feeling of connection and inspiration

GroundShift is committed to fostering an experience that is responsive to structural inequality. We promote inclusion across identities (whether racial, socioeconomic, religious, gender or otherwise). We strive to create an environment that invites our individual identities to be held in community.  We engage bravely, and recognize that our individual and collective experiences are intertwined.

 

Featured Presenters, Performers, & Facilitators


 

Coming together. Moving forward.

 
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Our Partners

  Indivisible Brooklyn

Indivisible Brooklyn

  CTZNWELL

CTZNWELL

  Forward Union Fair

Forward Union Fair

 Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

  Interference Archive

Interference Archive

 Resource Generation NYC

Resource Generation NYC

 Miss Sabado

Miss Sabado

 Launch Progress PAC

Launch Progress PAC

 Democratic Socialists of America

Democratic Socialists of America

  Act Local

Act Local

 Make the Road New York

Make the Road New York

 True Blue NY

True Blue NY

 NYC Light Brigade

NYC Light Brigade

  Collective Agency

Collective Agency

  Connection Movement

Connection Movement

 ENGN Creative Civic Center

ENGN Creative Civic Center

 Working Families Party

Working Families Party

  I Love Vinyl

I Love Vinyl

 NY Civic Engagement Table

NY Civic Engagement Table

 Ride Free Fearless Money

Ride Free Fearless Money

 Advocacy Institute

Advocacy Institute