“As a participant in the Privilege and Oppression Awareness workshop, I was able to gain some important insight into the various ways that privilege can manifest itself and action steps that we can help combat the marginalization of all people. The workshop was well structured and provided a safe and welcoming place for participants to share ideas. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about these important issues.”
“So, let me start off by saying that first and foremost, the Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT) is a must for anyone wishing to become a skilled facilitator, or social organizer. With that said, here is why. The TSAT is an excellent workshop, whether you are skilled at facilitating or brand new to organizing, because places you in an environment where you can observe, question, and employ techniques and tools that are vital to being effective. The workshop not only provides you with tools to aid in whatever work you do, from community organizing to every day meetings, but also allows for you to see how those tools can elicit different responses depending on the context.
Context is another reason why this workshop is so beneficial. You get to experience the training with people from all kinds of places, and backgrounds. Everyone brings their own style, and you get to see how each tool can be used in a way you never would have thought of because the content of your work tends to go in other directions. You might still be wondering what happens in a TSAT workshop, and that’s fine: you just have to find out yourself!”
“The Community Organizing Skills Training in spanish helped me to be confident. Now I speak with my partners at work, I spread flyers and I also speak to women’s groups to tell them what I do and to share my experience. Now I know that when we organize, we have the power to make change. We cannot wait for someone else to do it for us, we have to gel involved.”
-Cristina Condori – Comunidades Unidas en Una Voz