The CivicLab proudly announces the launch of a new series of training programs to help you organize, resist, engage and WIN for social justice!
Our first workshops are on basic subjects to prepare people who are new to public life.
Session #1 – Wednesday, June 14 – 7-9pm – “Chicago 101” – What are the basics for preparing to organize and win in a city dominated by the Democratic Machine for 75 years? You will learn about the history of Chicago grassroots victories, how wards work, what aldermen are most vulnerable and much more! All attendees will get a copy of “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve.”
Session #2 – Wednesday, July 19 – 7-9pm – “Organizing 101” – Did you know Chicago is the home of modern community organizing? Learn the basic skills and mindsets of a community change maker. This will be a highly interactive session with a lot of small group work as you build a case and work on power analysis.
Session #3 – Wednesday, August 16 – 7-9pm – “Grassroots Campaigning” – Learn the basic steps toward putting together a principled grassroots campaign for change and justice.
These sessions are $40/person per session. You can attend all three for $100. We will have snacks but not dinner. All attendees will receive take-away materials with resources and links to more in-depth materials.The workshops will be at the Loyola Law School, 25 E. Pearson.
You must register via EventBrite -> https://power-institute-summer-2017.eventbrite.com [or use the form below]
We will have full-day workshops for advanced training in these areas in the near future. Stay tuned.
Your trainers will be Jonathan Peck and Tom Tresser.