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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- SURJ Shared Values
- Creation of White Exercise
- Detour-Spotting for Racial Justice Work
- LSURJ Ways to Be Together
- Quotes: Accountability through Action
- Extra: Definitions of White Privilege, Racism and White Supremacy
- Extra: What People of Color Want from Allies by Paul Kivel
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.
- One-on-One Conversations
- Keeping Your Local Group Alive and Kicking
- Leadership Teams
- Your Database as an Organizing Tool
- E-mail Communication Tips
- Community Power Mapping Instructions
- Campaign Planning 101
- Extra: 8 Ways to Build Communities of Tolerance
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!