Sign up today to learn the essential skills of grassroots community organizing. The course begins September 15th and continues the following 7 Thursdays from 6-8:15 at First Congregational Church. Topics covered include: Intro to Organizing, Campaign Planning, Facilitation, Organizing your Community, Media, Transforming Conflict, and Direct Action.
The wonderful facilitators for this training, along with other community trainers, completed the weekend long Training for Social Action Trainers facilitated by the national training organization Training for Change last
month. Members of Workers Interfaith Network, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, BRIDGES, AFSCME, Memphis Center for Independent Living, and the Mid South Peace and Justice Center attended. This training taught many of the tools that we’ll be using in the Core Organizer Training, and we learned to teach them in a fully experiential, interactive way. This method of education is based in popular education which focuses on bringing out the expertise that we all already have within and takes away significance in difference between “teacher” and “student”. We are all teachers and students who will learn magnitudes from each other.
If you’re interested in learning more or would like to share this opportunity with a friend, please click here and sign up today!