MEV Cohort 5 Application – deadline extended to May 15

MEV Cohort 5 Application – deadline extended to May 15

Every day we are all learning of the different ways that Covid-19 is impacting us as individuals, our families, our communities, and our movements. We are learning how to navigate the anxiety that the uncertainty of this moment brings and the grief and loss caused by its seriousness. This is a time for us to draw on our practices of emergence, adaptation, resilience, and innovation.

As part of that, we at MEV are adapting our Cohort 5 Application process so that we can support the need for spaciousness in these uncertain times. We know that many of you are interested in applying – and the capacity to do that right now might feel inaccessible or even impossible. To help support you, we have extended the deadline. The new application deadline is May 15th, 7 pm PT / 10 pm ET.

In addition to the deadline extension, we are also offering alternative ways to submit the application that may be better aligned with people’s changing capacities. You can submit the application online in English or Spanish, or you can use one of these methods:

  1. Submit your application in another language.
  2. Record yourself responding to the application questions either alone or interview style (perhaps someone from your community can interview you via Zoom).
  3. Arrange for a member of our staff to record your answers over the phone.
  4. Submit artistic or creative responses to application questions (i.e. collage, poetry, creative writing pieces, etc. and beyond).

If you are interested in any of these methods, or want to propose something else, please contact us at

Above all, we want to express our appreciation for all of you. Leaders of anti-violence movements center those who are most vulnerable. We imagine and build new possibilities. We practice joy amidst grief and anger. We care for each other and lead with compassion. Now is the time to give ourselves the gifts of spaciousness and self-care. It is in slowing down that we will collectively chart a new path forward.

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