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Recent Posts

Movement Building (v. Mobilizing)

Movement Building

[This post was written by Falko Schilling in 2018 when he was an associate with Action Circles. To learn more about Action Circles’ theory of organizing, read about our model here, and take a look at our educational offerings in the Action Circles Academy] The first thing to say about movement building is that it […]

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Falko’s Goodbye Post

Falko Schilling at the Youth Summit

As some of you may know, I will soon be leaving Action Circles to start in a new position as the Advocacy Director for the ACLU of Vermont. This is an incredible opportunity, and it needed to be for me to consider leaving Action Circles. Before I make my transition I wanted to take a

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