"In the weeks and days leading up to the march, however, I was struck by just how few posts entailed actual event details, inspirational calls to duty, or instructions on how to get involved. Those in areas lacking a march were encouraged to create flash mobs, as if that were a perfectly quick and easy thing to do."
The paper draws a connection between the high camp, playfulness and joy of the ActUp movement and the subsequent ways that community organizing has changed. The trick of ActUp, the writer says, is the ability to have a lot of joy in the midst of a terrible and ignored epidemic.
Please join Empower DC and DC Jobs with Justice as we present this informative training on the Basics of Community Organizing. The training will be facilitated by seasoned Community Organizer Roger Newell.
Topics include / Tópicos incluyen: • 1 to 1 techniques / técnicas de 1 a 1 • Story-telling? / contando historias • History of community organizing / historia de organización comunitaria • Power mapping / mapas de poder • Anti-oppression work, with a focus on Undoing Racism, Gender and Ageism? / trabajo en contra de la opresión, con un enfoque en Deshaciendo Racismo, Género y la discriminación por edad • Economic systems / systemas economicas • Art & activism: creative expression for liberation / arte y el activismo: expresión creativa para la liberación
iEat Green is looking for a student to maintain a half-acre organic, vegetable garden; attend tabling events as a representative of Slow Food Huntington and/or iEat Green; and assist with community projects focused around food security issues, agriculture policy, community gardens, movie screenings, etc.
I’ve been teaching English at University of Alaska Fairbanks/Tanana Valley Campus forever and a year. This is the first semester I’m teaching the focus Writing for the Environment and Community Organizing. I’m trying a few new things. We’ll see how it all turns out!
Effective Facilitation, a whitepaper by Hank Williams, explores the skills involved in supporting working groups (Effective Facilitation - where does the responsibility lie? With the facilitator or the group?
"We are all energised by the process and of course we are once again reminded of our very small role/contribution in the struggles of our community. Often, we tend to make the mistake of burdening ourselves, but instead the resilience of our community and survivors of violence shows us the way ahead."
Coolidge Senior High School will be the first high school in DC with an "English Language Learner (ELL) Support Group", a student envisioned- and led-initiative meant to enrich the overall experience of the school's ELL families.
There’s a misconception that “community organizing” is something that happens only in activist movements at the grassroots, but these skills are necessary for any public, communal project—even supposedly apolitical ones like a community garden.
Centro Shalom's Organizing Institute will train community organizers to assist and support the Endowment in its Building Healthy Communities Initiative. The ultimate goal of the Organizing Institute is to have experienced, professional community organizers train a group of twenty to thirty young adults, ages 18-28, to develop the tools and commit to changing systems and policies towards building a healthy community in Long Beach.
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