Rural Organizing Institute

Thank you for joining us for our first Rural Organizing Institute on May 15, 2016 in Bend!

You’ll find all handouts and materials distributed below. Feel free to reach out to Jess at with any questions!

Racial Justice Train-the-Trainer
Organizer and trainer extraordinaire Carla Wallace will break down the steps and tools needed to lead popular education-based conversations for racial justice, including ways to talk about racial justice without requiring a dictionary, facilitating groups through oppressive moments, and moving folks into heartfelt action.

Organizing 101
The tried and true organizing tools and skills to build a movement (and your local group!).  How to pull together a group, look at your community, find opportunities, and the tactics you’ll need to organize for change!  All the nuts and bolts of organizing, from successful one-on-one conversations to leading a good meeting.

Voter Engagement
From how to do doorknocking and phone banking, to targeting voters and winning elections, this track will cover the basics (and give us some practice) for small town folks looking to impact, shape and win local elections!