Community Organizing and Social Movements Training

The Racial Justice Initiative at Plymouth Church will offer a series of free online training sessions on Community Organizing and Social Movements, Thursdays, December 9 and 16, 7:00–8:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Many of us at Plymouth want to take action as a result of our educational efforts in working toward a more just and level playing field for all citizens of our cities. Claudia Albano, who taught social movement theory at the University of California-Berkeley for 20 years and is a long-time community activist, will share her knowledge of and involvement in community activism and social movements.

This two-part training will offer frameworks for understanding the theory and practice of community organizing and social movement-building. It will consist of two introductory online classes of 75 minutes each. The purpose of these introductory sessions is to prepare and kindle the interest of Plymouth members for attendance at an in-person training in 2022. There will be no charge for participating in these sessions but registration will be required.

Ann Manning, RJI co-chair, said of this training: “Claudia introduced me to the theory and practice of social movements more than 10 years ago when I was working with a Lutheran group to bring about full inclusion of LGBTQ in the ELCA. The models Claudia will offer can help us see the long game and recognize that we all have a role to play. It’s so important to see and understand those who are different from you. I encourage everyone who is interested to attend these first 2 sessions. You will not regret it. Claudia will make it fun, engaging, and well worth your time.”