CMOCC's Theory of Change
THE COLORADO MEN OF COLOR COLLABORATIVE
EXIST TO CREATE SYSTEM CHANGE THROUGH NETWORKS OF
RADICAL CONTAINERS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY
EMPOWERMENT FROM MEN AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS OF THE COMMUNITY.
System Change in Action
As an extension of the systems change model, Kania (2020) developed a concept called radical containers, exploring intentional ways of working together that transform connections, learning, and collective potential among people in systems. This radical container structure was the missing piece from community work.
Kania (2020) locates five distinctive parts above to radical containers: deep relational work; inner and outer change; space for healing; transformed power dynamics; and serendipity and the sacred.
This model seeks transformative change in practice, through more radical and relational ways of working with these five qualities:
Deep relational workspace for healing
Inviting in the sacred
Inner change that leads to outer change
Transforming power dynamics (Milligan et al., 2022).