Community Organizing: Becoming a Change Agent

Competencies

 In this eighth session of DC Advocacy Partners, partners will begin to understand:

·        Identify ways to create and sustain grassroots level organizing around specific issues

·        Identify existing groups/organizations who could benefit from working with them

·        Recognize the issues that exist in local organizing efforts in DC

·        Identify the many types of media that they can utilize in community organizing

 

Skill sets

Partners will:

·        Learn how to prepare for graduation

·        Learn how to work with media around a campaign or issue

Agenda

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Speakers

Rachelle Downs & Rebecca Black

Youth Leaders,

Melanin Uprising, a Youth-led contingent of DMV Black Lives Matter

Kamilah Martin-Proctor (PowerPoint)

Founder & Executive Director,

Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation ,& Member, DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Tyler Lewis (PowerPoint)

Director of Messaging and Project Management

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Fair Housing Program Coordinator of D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development

Handouts

About ANC's Handout

Social Media Activity

Candidates & Voting

LCCR: Organizing Your Community

Organizing Support around Disability Issues

Strategies for Community Organizing

Media Advocacy Manuel 

Media Workshop/Handout

Social Media Preperation for Action

Amplifying Your Voice by Lydia Brown

DC Community Meeting Spaces 

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

Long Term Project Hand-in Sheet (optional to hand in at the September session)