Organizing is all about relationships , but getting people together can be messy, especially when people have different and uneven material relationships to labor and work.
— Rachel Kuo and Lorelei Lee
CITAP welcomes the publication of the Dis/Organizing Toolkit, a collection of resources to support informal collectives in discussing and navigating decisions about resource access, money management, leadership, technology, and more.
Its authors write: When groups come together in moments of heightened urgency and necessity, infrastructures may come together quickly. Internal infrastructures and processes, such as decision-making, communication, and leadership development, can be left less clear. Additionally, as groups grow to meet the needs of participating communities, the pace and scale of work can become less sustainable, with individual organizers experiencing exhaustion and burn-out. Yet, in order to maintain their formation and access resources for longer-term sustainability, groups also may be forced to incorporate into the very institutional systems that have created and upheld barriers for participation and resource distribution. This means simultaneous forced exclusion and enforced inclusion.Access the complete Dis/Organizing Toolkit