A Small Institute
In 2012, after the experiences of the DREAM movement and a decade of community organizing, we started a small training institute, called Movement Mastery. We wanted to create quality trainings, like some we had attended before, but with the intention of serving working class leaders. We wanted to bring high level trainings that are usually out of reach to our communities. Carlos Saavedra, our founder, proceeded to systemize his experience from “a pile of undigested happenings” to in depth trainings based on his experiences of community organizing within the DREAM movement.
In our first 2 years we produced trainings like the Psychology of Organizing, where we worked in collaboration with Dushaw Hockett from SPACES, and Trainers Academy. We trained hundreds of people all over the world. In our 2014 Europe tour we trained over 500 people in 16 cities across 6 countries in 35 days. These were the early days where we went to places we had never been before and had the privilege to coach key organizations like the PICO Network and Hope not Hate in the UK.