January + February Courses
What Now? Organize.
What Now? Organize.
Taught by Natalie Sept
Worried about the future, post-election? Concerned about your civil rights and rights and safety of others? This course provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community.
Thursdays, January 5-26 || 7:00-9:00 pm
Multnomah Friends (Quakers) Meetinghouse || 4312 SE Stark Street
$125 || Includes materials || Scholarships available.
Worried about the future, post-election? Concerned about your civil rights and rights and safety of others? Unsure of what to do? Join this class and make a specific plan tailored to your resources and abilities to make the greatest impact for the future. This course provides a framework for anyone from the curious beginner to the established organizer how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community.
WEEK ONE: History and Background
A brief history of activism and organizing in America. What worked/didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. An interactive lecture and also discussion.
WEEK TWO: Basics of Outreach
Understanding your goal/mission, identifying your base, building infrastructure to track commitments and staying in touch. We will discuss metrics, basic follow up, and how to measure success.
WEEK THREE: Event Planning
All the tools you’ll need to create a successful event and bring people together in a positive and impactful way. This will include an overview of roles commonly used by national advance teams, as well as protest plans and other helpful tips for events from small gathering to thousands big.
WEEK FOUR: Your Next Move
Pulling from the previous classes, we will discuss your own individual idea behind community involvement and movement. What will you be a part of? What momentum will you start? Each participant will share with the group and we will collectively brainstorm ways to put your particular initiative into action and provide feedback on how to take next steps.