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Inclusive Global Leadership Summer Institute

The annual Inclusive Global Leadership Summer Institute brings frontline women-identified activists from around the world (including the U.S.) to the University of Denver to receive education and training designed to strengthen their role as leaders in movements for social change, with Professors Marie Berry and Erica Chenoweth co-directing the Institute. The three-day workshop offers women activists who are leading movements to promote peace, security, and human rights opportunities to interact with each other, share stories about their particular struggles and successes, and receive advanced trainings from some of the world's leading experts on waging effective non-violent civil resistance campaigns.The IGLI Summer Institute receives support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Compton Foundation, the Social Sciences Board of the University of Denver, and local philanthropists.

The Institute is one component of a larger Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) that initiates research, education, and programming centered on the goal of highlighting the role that women and other underrepresented groups play in leading movements related to the advancement of peace and security across the world, with Marie Berry directing the Initiative.

2018 IGLI Institute

The 2018 IGLI Summer Institute took place from August 26-29, 2018 at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. The 2018 Summer Institute convened 14 women activists from 13 countries who are leading movements to promote peace, security, justice, and human rights. Over the course of the three-day workshop, these activists had opportunities to interact, to share stories about their particular struggles and successes, and to receive advanced training from some of the world's leading experts on waging effective nonviolent civil resistance campaigns.

The 2018 Summer Institute was the second in an annual tradition of bringing frontline, women-identified activists to the University of Denver to receive education, training, and networking opportunities designed to strengthen their role as leaders in movements for progressive social change. The Institute featured facilitated exercises, participant-led discussions, and lectures on topics such as developing effective movement strategies, inclusive approaches to sustained coalition-building and harnessing technology for social change. It also provided opportunities for the participants to communicate the types of research that would be most useful for their campaigns.

2018 IGLI Institute Public Events

Denver Dialogues Keynote with Traci Blackmon






The Power of Strategic Storytelling with Just Vision's Suhad Babaa





 

2017 IGLI Institute

The inaugural Summer Institute in 2017 brought together 15 activists from 14 countries—including India, Cameroon, Indonesia, Colombia, and the U.S.—to exchange and learn from each other and eight faculty members, including some of the world's foremost experts on civil resistance. Keynotes talks from Carmen Perez, Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented activist and organizer, and Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision, expanded the community built during the Institute even further. At the end of the Institute, participants were invited to attend a restorative retreat in the Rocky Mountains.


What Participants Said About IGLI 2017: 
"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be vulnerable, to be human and allowed to be cared for. Your expertise is invaluable. Your work will have lasting and replicating effects." 
- Immigrant rights activist from the U.S.

"This is a great experience that every woman leader should have access to."
- Gender, youth, and migrant rights activist from Kenya

"The Summer Institute is a program that feeds the needs of activists. It increased our theoretical and practical knowledge on civil resistance and also allowed us to learn the experiences and lessons of other participants."
- Gender and peacebuilding activist from Colombia