Dear friends of ROP,
Are you registered for The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session and the Rural Organizing Institute in Bend on May 14th and 15th?
You are invited to join us! Will we see you there? Click here to register online! Or copy and paste the registration form below and email it to email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: We’ve had some glitches in our registration system! (Those pesky glitches.) If you have registered but have not received an email from Grace or your group lead confirming your registration for the Caucus, please let us know ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org!
This year’s theme for the Rural Caucus is “Who Speaks for Rural Oregon?” We will convene as rural organizers, activists, and community leaders in beautiful Bend to reflect and strategize around how our organizing can elevate our collective voice for justice.
Together, we can make the difference. Each year, the entire statewide network of rural organizers and community leaders come together at the Caucus to lift up our authentic stories, values, and needs so the collective voice of rural Oregon can be heard.
Saturday, May 14th – the main event!
Rural Caucus & Strategy Session (8:30am-5:30pm): ROP’s annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session will bring together leaders from across Oregon to share stories and skills, build relationships and analysis, and advance plans to strengthen the movement for democracy and justice in rural and small town Oregon. Workshops, strategy sessions, plenaries and lots of time to share local strategies with one another.
We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker will be Carla Wallace, co-founder of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Kentucky Fairness Campaign! Click here to learn more about Carla!
Sunday, May 15th
Rural Organizing Institute (8:30am-1pm): Want to become a better organizer? Hungry to develop new skills and add to your organizer toolbox? Join us for a half-day training for leaders and organizers of all experience levels!
Rural Caucus and Strategy Session
The annual gathering of the Rural Organizing Project
Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th in Bend, OR
Names: (Each human dignity group is encouraged to send a team of 3-5.)
Registration fees: ROP member groups receive a discount.
Not sure if your group paid its $50 group dues for 2016? Call the ROP office at 503-543-8417.
___ $60 for ROP group of 3
___ $25 for one ROP member
___ $35 for a non-member
___ I am requesting a scholarship
Rural Organizing Institute on Sunday, May 15th
We request $15 per person to cover costs of meals, etc but no one turned away. Registration fees the same for regular and early bird registration.
___ $45 for a group of 3
___ $15 per individual
Please list the names of those attending on Sunday:
__ We will pay online at this site: www.rop.org/caucus-fees
__ We will mail a check to the ROP office: PO Box 1350 Scappoose, OR 97056 (preferred)
__ We will bring a check to pay the day of the Caucus.
__ We will add in $50 for our human dignity group membership fees
Would you like for ROP to help you find a carpool? Can you offer rides?
I would like help finding housing for _____ people on Friday evening.
I would like help finding housing for _____ people on Saturday evening.
Please indicate what kind of housing you will need (bed, bedroom, floor, couch, camping, etc):
What kind of dietary restrictions do folks in your group have? Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.:
Will anyone in your group need childcare?
Please include contact information, age of the child(ren), and any other special needs.
Will anyone in your group want interpretation?
Please include their name and contact information.
It takes a village to raise the Caucus. Can you volunteer during the day to help make our Caucus a success?
__ Yes! I can be there early for set-up.
__ Yes! I can stay late for clean-up.
__ Yes! I am happy to help during the day!