Dear friends of ROP,
The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is the biggest day of the year for ROP – it is when the entire statewide network of rural organizers and community leaders come together 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. And we would love to have every county strongly represented this year!
You are invited to join us this year in Bend the weekend of May 14th! Will we see you there? Click here to register online!
The Rural Caucus & Strategy Session began in the early 1990s and continued as an annual tradition because it serves as a space for leaders to reflect on our work over the last year, share our lessons learned, and build collective next steps. Every Rural Caucus & Strategy Session features think tanks on topics that reflect on our moment in time, the issues impacting rural and small town Oregon, and how to continue to build our long-term movement for justice and human dignity.
This year we invite you to come hear directly from human dignity groups and community leaders about their local organizing and implications for the work in our communities and across the state.
Register today! Early bird registration discount ends Monday, April 18th!
See you in Bend on May 14th!
PS: Would you rather print out and mail in your registration? Download a registration form here!
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! More details coming soon!
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!