Organizing Bootcamp with #GetOrganizedBK
On March 27th, we gathered together for an “Organizing Bootcamp” to help build the organizing skills we need for the long haul. So many of you have stepped up to take leadership at this critical moment. We want to share and build skills to keep that cycle of leadership & organizing going strong.
Please note: We’re still working to gather resources and upload videos taken. But here’s what we’ve gathered so far! Please keep checking back as we add more to this resource page.
To kick-off, we heard from NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, and Philadelphia City Council Member Helen Gym. Eric, Greg, and Helen are on the front-lines of resistance to policies of hate, injustice and corruption.
We also heard from New York City Council Member Brad Lander, Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Rabbi David Abelson, Assembly Member Robert “Bobby” Carroll, and MoveOn’s Lead Campaigner, Justin Ruben.
Overview of Community Organizing: How to Build Power and Effect Change
Featuring CM Greg Casar, CM Helen Gym, Rabbi Adelson, and Dara Silverman
Message and Training for Activists
Featuring VP BerlinRosen Public Affairs Emma Wood
Online Organizing 101
Online Organizing 202
Featuring Elana Levin from Organize 2.0
Storytelling for Activists Using Film and Other Mediums
Featuring Rachel Falcone of Storyline Media and StoryCorps
Featuring Christen Bradt, Center for Anti-Violence Education
Civil Disobedience / Know Your Rights as a Protester
Featuring Lauren Frederico & Nicole Triplett, NYCLU
Planning Public Actions: How to Organize Marches and Rallies
Featuring Brigid Flaherty, Latchmi Gopal, and David Unger
Grassroots Lobbying for Policy Change: How to have an effective meeting with your elected official or be an effective voice at a townhall
Featuring Amy Rutkin and Darius Gordan, Citizen Action
How to Run for Office or Support Someone in Doing So
Featuring Aaron Abel, Working Family Party and Assembly Member Robert “Bobby” Carroll
How to Talk to People Who Disagree and Facilitate Dialogue Between “Red” and “Blue”
Will Nassau and Meredith Gray, Peace Institute
More coming soon
How to Address White Privilege and Be an Ally for Racial Justice
Featuring Katie Unger, SURJ