Next Step Organizing 2022

October 21, 2022 @ 12:00PM — December 16, 2022 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Join us in anti-racist community building through relational workshops and grassroots organizing training!!!

Join us for a series of relational and tool building virtual workshops designed to deepen our collective organizing skills and strengthen our relationships with one another.

This series is for current and aspiring grassroots organizers interested and currently building an antiracist, liberatory culture of belonging in predominantly white communities within the state of Maine.

We are here to build a more sustainable, interconnected movement for collective liberation in the state of Maine by bringing organizers together for education, skillbuilding, relationship building, and collective action.

This series is co-hosted by Community Change Inc (CCI) and Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC) with the community volunteer support of MaineTransNet (MTN) and Maine Showing Up for Racial Justice (ME-SURJ).

**Buying a ticket will give you access to all of the content live, as well as most of the content through recordings**

You do not need to be available for all of the dates to buy a ticket! Please register and come to what you can, and watch the recordings if you so choose!

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Each Wednesday and on the closing Friday in December, we will offer a choice of two workshops. You will be able to attend one of them live, and you will receive a recording for the other to watch on your own time if you so choose.

Schedule of Events: (subject to change)

[RECORDING of "Welcoming" provided upon registration]

Friday October 21st 12 - 4pm: Opening Virtual Gathering

12 - 12:30: Welcoming with Shay Stewart-Bouley & Sass Linneken

12:30 - 12:50: Relational Practice with Erika Arthur

12:50 - 1:50 Songwriting for Social Change Part 1 with Delilah Poupore

2 - 4 Creating Accessible Spaces and Movements with Court King

[RECORDING of both workshops provided upon registration]

Wednesday November 2nd 6 - 8:30pm: Virtual Tool-Building Workshops

Movement Building with Mariana Angelo


Storytelling Together with Dania Bowie

[RECORDING of both workshops provided upon registration]

Wednesday November 16th 6 - 8:30pm: Virtual Tool-Building Workshops

Power Sharing in Organizations with Margot Fine & Bruce King of Maine Inside Out


Cross-Class Organizing with Sass Borodkin, Christine Livia & Aleks Diamond-Stanic

[RECORDING of workshop provided upon registration]

Wednesday November 30th 6 - 8:30pm: Virtual Tool-Building Workshop

Trans-Inclusive Organizing with Winona Christnot-Peters

Wednesday December 14th 6 - 8:30pm: Virtual Tool-Building Workshops

Rural Organizing with Chloe Maxmin


Sustainable Activism/Avoiding Activist Burnout with Kimberly Simmons

Friday December 16th 12 - 4pm: Closing Virtual Gathering

Reflection - Connection - Action Steps


Designing Facilitated Dialogues with Sam Pearl & Gabe O'Brien of Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN)


Coalition Building & Intergenerational Organizing with Olivia Griset & Negina Lowe of Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA)


Regional & Sector Roundtable

Closing & Action Steps Forward

Thank you to our sponsors:

Maine Health Access Foundation

Maine Initiatives

The BTS Center

$24,810 raised by 153 people


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