An Organizers' Gathering: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength

Civic Boston • 6 March 2017
Event date 7 Mar '17 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Event location St. Mary's Episcopal Church • 14 Cushing Ave, Boston, 02125, MA, United States
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*RSVP Required* You can RSVP in the "Tickets" link above. 

A diverse group of organizers has been planning an event at which we can build relationships across organizing models and strategies, and strategize in the face of challenges brought by the election. We began this discussion last summer, and the election itself has increased the value of this discussion.

As community organizers, we are tasked with turning the reactive into the strategic; with building relationships across lines of difference; stepping up in the face of uncertainty to fight for justice. As we grapple with how to move forward after the challenges brought on by our recent election, it is more important than ever that we come together to share stories, exchange strategies, build relationships, and channel our energies so that our whole is greater than the sum of our parts. 

-What do you think we, as community organizers, need to be talking about with one another? 
-What strategies are you using, and what questions do you have? 
-Where is there room for synergy and collaboration? 
-Who do we want to be in this moment?

Those who have been directly involved planning this event thus far include organizers and staff from Ayni, Brazilian Workers Center, Center for Non-Profit Management at Stonehill College, Cosecha, Episcopal City Mission, InterValley Project, JOIN for Justice, Leadership Development Initiative, Life Together, and the MA Association of Community Development Corporations. In addition, we have had discussions with organizers from Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, and Neighbor to Neighbor about this work and look forward to adding an even more diverse group of organizers to our discussion. We think the diversity of those gathered for this strategy meeting is critical to its power.

Additionally, we are excited to share that Marshall Ganz (renown community organizer) is helping to design this event and will be joining us.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. For more questions or information about the event, please email Ken at intervalleyproject@gmail.com.

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2 years agoAdd to Calender 2017-03-07 23:00:00 2017-03-07 23:00:00 An Organizers' Gathering: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength https://docs.google.com/a/civicdirect.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekxKLrWcXCC… *RSVP Required* You can RSVP in the "Tickets" link above. A diverse group of organizers has been planning an event at which we can build relationships across organizing models and strategies, and strategize in the face of challenges brought by the election. We began this discussion last summer, and the election itself has increased the value of this discussion.As community organizers, we are tasked with turning the reactive into the strategic; with building relationships across lines of difference; stepping up in the face of uncertainty to fight for justice. As we grapple with how to move forward after the challenges brought on by our recent election, it is more important than ever that we come together to share stories, exchange strategies, build relationships, and channel our energies so that our whole is greater than the sum of our parts. -What do you think we, as community organizers, need to be talking about with one another? -What strategies are you using, and what questions do you have? -Where is there room for synergy and collaboration? -Who do we want to be in this moment?Those who have been directly involved planning this event thus far include organizers and staff from Ayni, Brazilian Workers Center, Center for Non-Profit Management at Stonehill College, Cosecha, Episcopal City Mission, InterValley Project, JOIN for Justice, Leadership Development Initiative, Life Together, and the MA Association of Community Development Corporations. In addition, we have had discussions with organizers from Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, and Neighbor to Neighbor about this work and look forward to adding an even more diverse group of organizers to our discussion. We think the diversity of those gathered for this strategy meeting is critical to its power.Additionally, we are excited to share that Marshall Ganz (renown community organizer) is helping to design this event and will be joining us.This venue is wheelchair accessible. For more questions or information about the event, please email Ken at intervalleyproject@gmail.com. St. Mary's Episcopal Church America/New_York public Politics #organize #organizers #resist #resistance