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Researchers who study social movements call situations like these “free spaces” — small-scale meetings where reformers can gather and ready themselves for collective action without being observed by members of the dominant group. Free spaces often play a critical role in facilitating social change.
This is in the context of two groups of hospital interns/residents, one of which was able to make a significant change in their work environment, and “free space” meetings were the key ingredient. But of course there’s a point I want to come back and make about things I’ve written on earlier. No time for it at the moment, but I wanted to get this down before I forgot/took the book back to the library.