Our meetings give folks space to connect with their cultural and political identity to become powerful voices in their community and provide critical support to activist projects from facilitating a community event to writing a twitter-famous blog post. Over time, members find projects offering group support and tangible outcomes that continually fuel their passion.

Activism that’s personal.

Our structured feedback time supports folks in developing their political imagination and approaches to activism — be it as project leaders, contributors, or supporters. In addition, our internal Rad Governance meetings lets folks address their tensions by instantly changing how we do things so we can respond creatively to new challenges and be inclusive.

You’ll steadily grow.

Projects inspire growth during your commitment’s duration and actualize your good intentions through structured effort. As a result, political contradictions within are gradually resolved, and our active feedback loops ensure you get the support you need.

Our feedback loops make learning (and activism) easier.

Our structured feedback time supports folks in developing their political imagination and approaches to activism — be it as project leaders, contributors, or supporters. In addition, our internal Rad Governance meetings lets folks address their tensions by instantly changing how we do things so we can respond creatively to new challenges and be inclusive.

Participate casually…

Folks can participate by just showing up to hang out and doing activities to explore their relationship with activism. These activities engage both you and meeting attendees together, and they can spark personal reflection for weeks after. If folks want to increase their overall impact, they can help us organize by completing well-structured tasks or handling newer unstructured projects.

or help us organize.

Co-organizing involves attending governance meetings and completing well-structured tasks to run Rad Chinese. Exploratory-organizing develops new project ideas to facilitate movement in creative ways. Both organizing styles materialize your good intentions in creating space for others to act which then informs your approach to activism and builds relevant skills to resist effectively. 

Our wide-ranging projects embrace all approaches

Our projects offer valuable work for introverts and extroverts in both leading and supporting roles. Some reframe our history, some strengthen inter-community relationships. All go through a process of feedback and improvement that centers marginalized folks.  Learn more about our projects

Here’s a high-level walkthrough of a typical meeting.

At the meeting…

🍚

1. Socialize over food. Enjoy a vegan homecooked Chinese meal. Relax and chat with other folks. Food brings folks together and builds trust for engaging in meeting activities authentically.

🎭

2. Develop relationships through our structured one-on-ones. Reflect on your cultural and political identity through guided exercises with a partner. These activities bring folks closer together and help them grow.

👥

3. Discuss history or current events based on a reading.First listen to co-organizers summarize the reading on behalf of everyone. Then participate in a group discussion based on discussion questions.

📝

4. Give and get feedback on ongoing or new projects.Explore different approaches to activism. Think critically and creatively about next steps. Share updates and plan for the future.

In between meetings…

🎵

5. Edit and release our podcast of recorded group discussions.Co-organizers document our discussions so that other folks may benefit and grow.

6. Rad Governance meeting updates group processes.Co-organizers process tensions into re-visitable policies. Proposals pass based on lack-of-objections to promote an iterative, lightweight approach to change.