Drawing Down through Community Mapping
Time: At least an hour
Learning Style: Drawing, visual, empowering
This session can be a way for people to visualize changes in their communities. It is a way to get people thinking about creative ways to resist, organize and build together.
Community mapping is powerful, old popular education tool that has been used for decades. Groups of people draw a “before and after” map of their communities. For example, before (and after) the drilling of Bakken in North Dakota, or before (and after) the forest offset program began on tribal lands, or before (and after) the coal industry began in Colombia on Wayúu lands. After drawing “before and after” maps, the groups can feedback to one another.
A large piece of paper, markers, colored pencils or other drawing materials