Paula Meninato

Paula Meninato

Vegan artist and activist

Paula Meninato is a Philadelphia-based artist and activist. She is currently a postgraduate student at Plymouth College of Art, where she is engaged in a practice-led research on how art can be used to dismantle cognitive barriers that enable systemic oppression. In 2017, Meninato published Blueprint for Creative Dissent, an eBook which was downloaded over 600 times. She graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Painting, academic honors, a presidential scholarship, and a solo show at the Argentine Embassy in Washington, DC. She has given over 250 presentations to over 6,500 attendees on animal rights, political organising, and creative activism in Luxembourg, Barcelona, Vienna, Sweden, the UK, and the US. Paula is the author of Blueprint for Creative Dissent which is available to download for free on her website.


How to Organise Local Groups to Win Campaigns

This presentation will begin by analysing how local community organising integrates into larger nationwide and global campaigns. We will then outline the basic principles behind having an effective, sustainable community group that creates change over the long term. Key concepts to be discussed are: how to structure a campaign, group meetings, getting people to attend marches and meetings, an overview of tactics, group culture, and increasing resilience to prevent burnout. Once the fundamentals structure of organising social movements has been covered, we will analyse examples of successful collective action and discuss how participants may apply these concepts to engage their communities.

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