The Caucus is Saturday! Directions and more!‏

It’s almost that time! Our 20th annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session is this Saturday, complete with the visioning, strategizing, and analysis-building pieces the Caucus is known for. And, of course, our big party, complete with music, dancing, and dinner cooked by our allies at PCUN! The agenda, driving directions, and more are below.

This is looking to be the biggest Caucus yet — breaking the record set last year at just under 150 attendees — and we are excited to share the day with over 150 of our closest friends, most dedicated organizers, and savviest thinkers!

If you aren’t registered yet but would like to attend, please contact us and we will let you know if there is still space. Give us a shout at 503-438-8368.  Everyone should feel free to pop by the party from 6-9pm on Saturday evening at the CAPACES Leadership Institute!

See you in Woodburn!

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Rural Organizing Project
20th Annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session
June 8th, CAPACES Leadership Institute, Woodburn, Oregon

Date:
Caucus: Saturday, June 8th from 8:00am to 5:30pm
Celebration Dinner: Saturday, June 8th from 6pm to 9pm
Breaking it Down, Racism & Oppression workshop: Sunday, June 9th from 9am to 12pm

Location: CAPACES Institute 300 Young Street, Woodburn OR,  97071

Fecha:
Caucus: Sábado, 8 de Junio, de las 8am a las 5:30pm
Cena celebratoria: Sábado, 8 de Junio de las 6pm hasta las 9pm
Taller sobre el Racismo y la Opresión: Domingo, 9 de Junio de las 9am hasta las 12pm

Lugar: Instituto de CAPACES: 300 Young Street, Woodburn, OR 97071

We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us for the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session this weekend!  It will be a day full of reuniting with old friends, meeting new friends, and strengthening our movement for justice and dignity.

Estamos muy entusiasmado que vengas al Rural Caucus & Strategy Session este fin de semana!  Sera un día de saludar a amigos y compañeros, conocer a nuevos compañeros, y fortalecer a nuestro movimiento para la justicia y la dignidad.

Directions are included here below, and an agenda is attached.  Registration is between 8am and 8:45 – please show up in time to be seated for our opening at 9am!

Incluimos abajo las indicaciones de cómo llegar, y adjuntamos una agenda acá.  La registración será entre las 8am y las 8:45 – favor de llegar a tiempo para estar sentad@ a las 9am en punto!

This is a Solidarity Caucus – everything is happening because of tremendous work and solidarity of our partners and ROP members!  This is why we are asking many of you to volunteer throughout the day.  Be prepared to chip in with set up and clean up, and for our Caucus coordinator Eleyna to grab you at registration or throughout the day to help with various tasks.  Thank you for your help in advance!

Este es un Caucus Solidario – todo es posible por el trabajo y solidaridad de nuestros aliados y por los miembros de ROP!  Por eso les estamos pidiendo a muchos de ustedes que sean voluntarios durante una parte del día.  Alistese para ayudar con las preparaciones, la limpieza, y para que nuestra coordinadora del Caucus Eleyna les pide ayuda con la registración o durante el curso del día.  Gracias en adelante por su apoyo!

Last, if you have requested housing or childcare, we will be in touch with you in the next few days with instructions for how to connect with your hosts.

Por último, si usted ha solicitado hospedaje o cuidado de niños, estaremos en contacto contigo en los próximos días con indicaciones de como conectarse con sus anfitriones.

If you have questions before or on the day of the Caucus, you can call our cell phone at 503-438-8368.

Si usted tiene preguntas esta semana o el dia del Caucus, puedes llamar a ROP al 503-543-8417 o a nuestro celular a 503-438-8368.

See you Saturday!
Nos vemos el sábado!

Directions: Traveling on I5-Southbound:
·         Take exit 271 for OR-214 toward Woodburn/Silverton.
·         Turn left onto OR-214 S/OR-219 S.
·         After 1.1 miles, turn right onto N Settlemier Ave.
·         Drive .3 miles and take a left onto Garfield Street.
·         After going through a business district and crossing train tracks, Garfield Street turns into Young Street. Continue about three blocks past the train tracks. CAPACES will be on your right. There is a large sign, it’s hard to miss.

Traveling on I5-Northbound:
·         Take exit 271 for OR-214 toward Woodburn.
·         Turn right onto OR-214 S (signs for Woodburn/Mt. Angel).
·         After 1.1 miles, turn right onto N Settlemier Ave.
·         Drive .3 miles and take a left onto Garfield Street.
·         After going through a business district and crossing train tracks, Garfield Street turns into Young Street. Continue about three blocks past the train tracks. CAPACES will be on your right. There is a large sign, it’s hard to miss.

Rural Organizing Project

20 Years of the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session

Saturday, June 8th

8:00 Breakfast Snacks & Registration Begins
Grab a breakfast snack and check out the ROP Timeline: 20 Years of the ROP! 

8:10 & 8:30 Tours of CAPACES leaving from registration
Join Abel Valladares for a tour of the recently completed CAPACES Leadership Institute

9:00 Welcome from ROP and host, CAPACES Leadership Institute

9:25-10:15 Intergenerational Fishbowl Conversation – Evolving a Movement:  Organizing Strategies in this Millennium

10:15-10:30 What to expect from immigration reform

10:40-12:00 Strategy Sessions: Envisioning communities that meet the challenges, the opportunities and the transitions of today and tomorrow. Part I

·      Race in the Next 20 Years
·      Debt & Economic Refugees
·      Aspirational Vision of the Small Town Commons in 2033
·      Extraction Economies, Multinational Corporations, Climate Change and Human Dignity

12:00-1:15 Lunch
Enjoy a fantastic lunch with new friends, catered by our friends at PCUN. And, let’s celebrate our small town heroes! Join us at 12:45pm under the tent.

1:15-2:45:  Strategy Sessions: Envisioning communities that meet the challenges, the opportunities and the transitions of today and tomorrow. Part II
Strategy sessions are designed to flow from Part I to Part II and we recommend staying in your session.  

·      Race in the Next 20 Years
·      Debt & Economic Refugees
·      Aspirational Vision of the Small Town Commons in 2033
·      Extraction Economies, Multinational Corporations, Climate Change and Human Dignity

2:45-3:00 Break time with snacks

3:00-4:15 Strategies for Change: Skills for Creating the Movement We Want and Need 

·      Do It Then Defend It
·      Rural Latino Organizing Think Tank (bilingual workshop)
·      I Can’t Say That in My Town!  Talking about Race and Immigration in Small Town Oregon
·      Talking LGBTQ in Your Town

4:20-5:30 Closing from Kathleen Saadat
Hear closing words from Kathleen Saadat and a talk show to share back outcomes of our four strategy sessions.

6 – 9pm Dinner & Dance Party
Dinner, dancing, a sneak peak of the Rural Organizing Cookbook and more!

Overnight Campout at CAPACES

Sunday, June 9th

9am – 12noon: Breaking It Down! Understanding Racism & Oppression Workshop 
Join ROPers for a training on oppression and racism, brought to you by Western States Center. Space is limited, application required.

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