“The Role of White People in Racial Justice Movements” with Showing up for Racial Justice
A discussion of the role of white people in organizing for racial justice and supporting racial justice movements. This training will focus on the history of white people organizing, calls to action from PoC led groups, and SURJ's (Showing Up for Racial Justice) values, commitments, and current work.
Effective Communication for Active Citizens
Want to get more involved in politics? Busy? What is your most effective use of time and energy? This workshop covers the basic elements of citizen action: Political Lobbying, Direct Action, Community Organizing, and Thought Leadership. Pro tips on how to choose which organizations, issues, and actions speak to you. Plus: slacktivism--what's not effective and what to let go of.
Anya Kamenetz is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. Her team’s blog is at NPR.org/ed. She was formerly on staff at Fast Company magazine, has a syndicated personal finance newspaper column, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Yahoo News, Slate, Vice News, and many other outlets.
Everyday Justice is a series of workshops designed to help you understand where and why your daily actions don’t align with your social justice values. We share practical tools that provide you with a self-generated roadmap for incorporating your values into every aspect of daily life. Our goal is to make every action you take an opportunity to reclaim your power and link your individual goals to a system that creates fairness and prosperity for all. Presented by Jamal Johnson, life coach, & Gerald Mitchell, founder of Switch.
How to Lobby Your Local Legislator
This workshop will focus on the key strategies to have a successful lobby visit with your legislator on any issue. Workshop will include tips on how to set-up and prepare for your meeting in addition to role playing scenarios.
Zakiyah Ansari is the Advocacy Director with the New York State Alliance for Quality Education and one of the co-initiators on a recently formed national grassroots movement “Journey for Justice”. Journey for Justice is an emerging alliance currently comprised of grassroots community-based organizations from 18 cities across the United States representing constituencies of youth, parents, and inter-generational organizations who have been impacted by the closing, turnaround, and charter expansion of schools in communities of color.
Hacking Capitalism: Bank Divesting, Investment, Debt & (more) Ethical Money Management with Hadassah Damien of Ride Free Fearless Money
n Hacking Capitalism, we take the concept of workaround from hacking, and anti-corporate values to motivate and instruct us on how to move past freezing and fear into positive action around money. You'll get specific resources on how to divest into banks that are more ethical, deal with debt, consider socially responsible investing, and think about your finances from a holistic perspective.
This workshop is given by Hadassah Damien, a non-corporate-compliant personal finance teacher and creator of Ride Free Fearless Money, an anti-capitalist money management series. She’s a Brooklyn-based artist, activist, small-business owner, and social justice technologist.