Our Best Selves: Confronting Racism in the Trump Era
Our communities are being divided; influenced by a racist narrative that has activated our fears, stereotypes, resentment and more. It's time to take back the conversation. Faith, labor and community leaders are coming together to demand a values based approach that centers equality and justice in American democracy. Together, we will confront fear mongering, xenophobia and racism directly and transform the conversation towards one that builds off well being and justice for all.
What’s our Stake: How White People can Take Action for Racial Justice on Campus and in Community
In this interactive session, participants will explore how to actively organize a base of white people to engage in fights for racial justice. The workshop, grounded in real life examples, will share tools and allow participants to identify what their stake is in making change and practice concrete ways to bring more white people into the work. It’s time to significantly expand the base of white people who can work in powerful, accountable and respectful partnerships with people of color to build a broad-based multi-racial progressive movement for racial, social, environmental and economic justice.
Building Small Groups – Strategies for Success
With so much new Resistance right now, many groups are struggling to learn how to create healthy and strong local groups. In this session, participants will learn how to combine mass meetings with working meetings to build groups that can mobilize thousands of people. We'll examine the history of volunteer-led organizing and tools to to help groups flourish. Attendees will leave learning how to welcome new people into the organization while keeping existing members motivated for the long haul.
Faith in the Trump Era : What’s at Stake
The past few years has seen a huge increase in people in churches, synagogues, and other faith communities engaging in social action, both in and outside our communities. How can we more white people of faith moving into the work for racial justice? Workshop attendees will learn concrete ways to engage white people of faith in racial justice. Through storytelling and role plays based on real challenges in the trenches, participants will leave understanding how to grow the base of white leaders for racial justice in their faith organizing.
Fighting Burnout- Community Care in Turbulent Times
Have you been engaging in activist work to the point where you aren't sleeping? Are missing class? Struggling to keep going given the news each day? This session is a chance to look at the common ways that activists and organizers tend to burn ourselves out during times of heightened action. This session will offer strategies for being committed to individual and societal change, while renewing ourselves for the long haul. Bringing together the tools of yoga, meditation, self-study and group practice with the skills needed for effective communication, organization, and collaboration, you will learn to become more effective actors, leaders and agents of change.