The Power of Online Spaces

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The Power of Online Spaces

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Learn how to use popular education to create effective, participatory movement spaces online to build a culture of participation, creativity, and engagement. 

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Dates and Times

Tuesday, May 21

  • 3-5pm PT 
  • 4-6pm MT
  • 5-7pm CT
  • 6-8pm ET

Program Full-Description

Whether they see it as an opportunity for wider connection or a need due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, movement groups are meeting online more than ever before. We believe online spaces are an incredible tool that can facilitate powerful connections across geography and make our meetings and gatherings more accessible. But we also know the culture of online work can often feel robotic, exhausting, and clunky without effective tools for facilitation and participation.  

Drawing from PeoplesHub’s years of learning and experimentation with building popular education spaces online (since before the pandemic!), we will share a philosophy and tools to bring popular education methodology online. We’ll dispel common myths about what is and isn’t possible online. Together we will explore how to create interactive online spaces, meetings, and trainings that are effective, impactful, relational, and restorative – that can leave participants feeling supported instead of drained or fatigued.

This training is ideal for:

  • Anyone who is adjusting to working and gathering online and finding they desire to strengthen the depth of their connections.  
  • Anyone new to online work who feels overwhelmed by the barriers or uncertain of what’s possible.
  • Those who are already working online and want to bring the participatory/popular education element to help them move past webinar-type or less participatory spaces

Training Outcomes

Participants will leave with:

  • Tools for making your own online meetings and gatherings more impactful, accessible, and restorative.
  • A greater understanding of the possibilities and opportunities of online spaces.
  • Practices for grounding our work in restoration and resiliency, and how to bring these practices online.

What do you do to prepare?

Consider reading our paper, Creating Transformative Online Spaces. And reviewing our Online Methodologies resources page.

Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.


AI captioning will be provided.

Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at  Requests for interpreters and captioners that are made less than 48 hours before the event typically are more difficult to meet. We will try and notify you if we cannot secure requested access.

Issues with Registration?

If you have questions about this offering or technical needs registering for this event, please contact registration support.

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Choose what to pay, starting at $40. The true cost of this workshop is $100/person.

At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible.

This sliding scale allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!