The Racial Justice Initiative at Plymouth Church will offer a free, in person, training on Community Organizing and Social Movements
Saturday May 14, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Everyone wants justice, everyone wants peace – but how do we move from talk to action? This one day workshop will walk you through the basis of grassroots community organizing and social movements so you can better understand how your activism can fit into the opportunities before us as well as participate with skill and understanding. Among the topics discussed include understanding the difference between service and empowerment, how to develop and execute a strategy chart, the power of one-to-one conversations, and the eight stages of a social movement, and more!
The late Ann Manning, RJI co-chair, said of this training: It is easy to get discouraged when things don’t change fast enough, and the model of the Eight Stages helps me see the long game. I also found that understanding the Four Roles people play invaluable. We all have a role to play, and it’s so important to see and understand those who are different from you. I encourage everyone who is interested to attend training. You will not regret it. Claudia will make it fun, engaging, and well worth your time.” 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.