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10 for 10:We are raising 10K for G.O.T. Power, Grassroots Organizers Training for Power’s 10 anniversary!
10 Years: G.O.T. Power started in 2008 with a commitment to growing our community’s capacity through building skills in grassroots organizing, providing support to people doing community work and offering anti-oppression and liberation education. Using Popular and Direct Education methodology that directly confronts and challenges the current system of injustice and oppression. Direct Education is about liberation and empowerment and going to the direct source of wisdom: the community itself!
$10: We need your support to continue offering affordable training opportunities for people who are doing great work in our communities. Your donation will help us provide scholarships for people of color, training materials, increase our reach, advertise, and more. We are asking you to give $10 in honor of our 10 years of training in the Mid-South.
10K: It’s our goal to get $10K, in the next six months, to make sure that this unique and affordable anti-oppression education continues.
Donate $10 or more! https://midsouthpeace.or
Community Organizing Skills Training: November 2-4, 2018!
Join Mid-South Peace and Justice Center’s Community Organizing Skills Training on November 2, 3 & 4!
Our three-day Community Organizing Skills Training explores the foundational skills to be organizers and create systematic change in a group or community, keeping nonviolence as a foundation.
This training is fully interactive and has direct application in each session. We use a combination of popular and experiential education, allowing participasnts to explore in a hands-on, direct manner, while also drawing out the expertise that the individual already has within.
Who should attend this Community Organizer Training?
Experienced and less-experienced organizers, activists, community leaders and any one who wants to learn what ‘community organizing’ is all about.
Topics covered include:
Roles of Social Change, Campaign Planning, Facilitating Meetings, Working with Media and an intro to Nonviolent Direct Action.
Where: 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, IBEW Local 474
When: Friday, November 2: 6-9pm
Saturday, November 3: 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 4: 2-6:30pm
****** No partial attendance allowed ******
Cost: If your annual income is:
Less than $15,000 You pay: $30
$55,000 -$65,000 $300
Over $65,000 $375
Organizational budget over $65K $375
Sliding scale based on the individual’s income. If your organization is sending you to the training, use the organizational budget to determine the fee. Please consider that it costs MSPJC $200+ per person to do the training.
Fee includes 14+ hours of training, simple snacks, light breakfast and lunch on Saturday, materials and follow up support from a network of the mid-south’s best organizers and activists.
Some scholarships may be available, please request scholarship application by email.
Donations for workshop scholarships gratefully accepted!
Registration online or by phone is required for all trainings.
For more information call 901-725-4990, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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G.O.T. Power at Campaign Non-Violence Memphis: Week of Action!
This September 15-23, 2018, Campaign Nonviolence is organizing its week of action where peace and justice groups across the world are planning marches, events, civil disobedience, etc. to stand in solidarity. G.O.T. Power will be there, providing a Nonviolent Communication Training with our Training Director, Gio Lopez; Monday, September 17th, 6 – 8:30 pm (Location to be announced.)
For more info, visit: cnvmemphis.org
Please contact us to get more information and schedule a training in your group or community. Fees are negotiable, scholarships are available and donations for scholarships are greatly appreciated. Trainings can be designed specifically for established groups, organizations, campaigns, coalitions, etc. Comprehensive weekend workshops on specific organizing skill sets, issue or community-specific formats are available.
Trainings in Spanish are also available. All trainings are offered in English or Spanish as requested. We work and collaborate with bilingual trainers and facilitators.
G.O.T Poder – Entrenamientos en Español
For more information visit G.O.T.Power or write to GotPower@midsouthpeace.org
≈• Please Let Us Know What You Think ≈•
The Training Department of the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center (G.O.T. Power) would like to hear from the movement community. We want to know what you think about us and how we could better support your work or group! Please take a couple minutes to complete this short survey. This survey is for everyone, whether you have attended a workshop or not! Feel free to list your name or remain anonymous.
G.O.T Power Survey