The new year is getting going strong! Our EWU Activist in Residence series began with a panel of young changemakers & me to kick off an exciting series of workshops as the Activist in Residence. All events are open to community members–please spread the word and do come!
I’m excited to be on campus and connecting with some wonderful student activists, and I’ll be attending their events–will you join me?
The EWU Black Student Union is holding an Anti-Violence Memorial Candlelighting on Friday Jan 17 at 5pm (details here).
Activist in Residence Workshops:
Students who atÂtend all four workshops will receive a certificate.
Motivating People to Act
Thurs Jan 23, 3:30-5:30 pm in Monroe 207
Isolation is like Kryptonite for activists. Come sharpen your skills at motivating people to get active to create change with you! Learn time-tested tools to help you put your time & efforts to the most effective use and make it more likely you’ll win! We’ll talk about recruiting others as well as planning campaigns people will WANT to be part of!
Campaigns that Win Change
Thurs Feb 6, 3:30-5:30 pm in Monroe 207
Everyday people accomplish extraordinary things through campaigns to take action for shared goals, build their collective power, and change the balance of power. This interactive workshop will explore the elements, phases, and planning steps for effective campaigns for change.
Being Allies To Each Other–Building Coalitions Across Oppressed Groups
Thurs Feb 20, 3:30-5:30 pm in Monroe 207
Building successful coalitions is key to winning on issues we care about. And for long-term social justice movement growth, coalitions are absolutely essential. In this workshop, we’ll discuss barriers and strategies to build alliances across difference. Co-facilitated by Liz Moore & Sandra Williams.
Nonviolent Power: Challenging the System
Thurs March 6, 3:30-5:30 pm in Monroe 207
Nonviolence is often misunderstood as a way of avoiding conflict. On the contrary, active & militant nonviolence is a way of engaging in conflict in order to resolve an injustice. Grounding our social justice work in nonviolence can open us to the humanity of all while sharpening our will to take steps to challenge and transform injustice.