BLACK SALON SERIES
The Black Salon Series was intended to facilitate a process of establishing BFP’s internal political alignment and shared framework around four key ideological pillars, to guide and frame the development of our NYS Breathe Act Platform as well as BFP’s long-term approach to achieving our priorities. Throughout the month of September we hosted a weekly schedule of sessions (2 per topic), with each week focused on one of the four key ideological pillars we identified as vital foundations of our collective work and BFP’s NYS Breathe Act Platform.
Each week’s topic there was a STUDY session to present a deeper understanding and analysis of the topic,followed by an ALIGNMENT session to struggle and build collective alignment as a coalition.
SESSION GOALS & OUTCOMES
Discuss how we think change happens and establish a shared Theory of Change definition- Outline the purpose, process and model for developing it as a coalition.
Evaluate BFP’s established long-term priorities that frame the development of our Theory of Change.
Identify and analyze the components and gaps of BFP’s framework to establish, that contribute to the development of our Theory of Change.
Reach consensus on BFP’s Theory of Change definition and development process.
Draft and approve a Theory of Change document (2-3 paragraphs)- Incorporating our values, principles and newly developed shared-frameworks. This will be used as the foundation and structure of our Breathe Act Platform