Learn power analysis from the organization which revolutionized the way we think about power in campaign planning. Gloria Medina, Executive Director of SCOPE, will walk you through the power analysis and power mapping process. The Power Analysis is a visual and interactive tool that is used to map and understand power relationships in the communities where we live or places where we work. The 8-step process facilitates a collective analysis of power dynamics, including who holds power; who is positioned to influence decision-makers; who is most impacted by the decisions, and who is being left out of the decision-making process. By investigating these dynamics through the Power Analysis Tool, organizations/groups can further develop strategies and tactics for winning campaigns and building long-term grassroots power.
SCOPE is a grassroots organization based in South Los Angeles with 30 years of experience building community power through organizing, leadership development, alliance building, and policy advocacy. Since joining SCOPE in 2007, Gloria has played a key role in the growth of SCOPE’s capacity-building efforts with allies across the country and South Los Angeles grassroots leaders. Gloria has provided training and technical assistance to several coalitions & networks through the implementation of innovative tools and methods designed to increase social justice impacts. She has provided support to several local and national equity initiatives as an adviser and facilitator to help develop strategies for long-term systemic change in key areas including health equity, economic opportunities, and climate change impacts. Before joining SCOPE, Gloria developed and managed supportive service programs to reduce barriers to economic and social opportunities for youth and their families in low-income communities of color in Boyle Heights.