The Organizing Cycle and the Rap Workshop in NYC was a great success! We worked with outstanding social, economic and environmental justice groups, and are excited to be strengthening the justice movement.
At the end of the summer, on September 18 & 19, we had our last series in Organizing Cycle and the Rap Workshop in New York City. We worked with diverse organizations from New York, Texas, and Canada, such as: Just Food, Families for Freedom, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Make the Road New York, Grassroots Leadership, Queer Detainees Empowerment Project, Justice for Migrant Workers, Workers’ Action Centre, and Mental Health America Texas.
During this workshop we taught frameworks in short-term planning and recruitment strategy. The participants practiced the frameworks in small groups, working with real-life campaigns, events, and/or programs.
The groups worked in the planning of very exciting activities to keep fighting for a just, humane world. These groups are ready to implement trainings in advocacy, policy and popular education; rally for more just bills and get politicians support; and organize events to disseminate their amazing and important work.
We hope to keep working with these groups, and that this event helps grow the collaboration among these change-makers and with the justice movement.
“This is a must training for any community focused organization” – Caroline Odada, Queer Detainees Empowerment Project (QDEP)
“I would recommend this training to any organizer! You’ll learn a concrete methodology that values consensus and collaboration. You will also get to meet great organizers from around the country doing amazing work. I plan to be at the next training in February!” – Holly Kirby, Grassroots Leadership