Hosted by Community Change, Inc.
“Building the scaffolding of anti-racist organizing community”
The series is designed to be a follow-up to our AROM (Anti-Racist Organizing in Maine) Conference, which grounded local organizing in history and in the tenets of power and policy.
This workshop series will go deeper into the how of organizing, with a variety of workshops that will allow us to build powerful scaffolding for a liberatory, sustainable, and accessible anti-racist community.
Although the series is designed to serve predominantly white communities within the state of Maine, it will be entirely virtual, and thus open to anyone interested in strengthening their anti-racist organizing muscles.
Participants of the workshop series will expand their anti-racist organizing skills and tools through a wide range of workshop topics. Each topic, however, lends itself toward building a nourishing movement culture from which a powerful community formed through relationships can emerge. These elements together—culture forming and building power through relationships— form the core of anti-racist organizing.
To grow our abilities in creating inclusive, anti-racist culture, we will engage in workshops whose topics range from creating accessible spaces and movements, to creating trauma informed spaces, to avoiding activist burnout. In the realm of building power through relationships, workshops will cover storytelling, holacracy in organizations / horizontal organizing, cross-class organizing, and rural organizing (and much more). We are so excited to strengthen our communities with the wisdom and expertise of organizers and activists from across the Northeast– we will be announcing our facilitators on a rolling basis as we get closer to the series!
To see the full realm of workshop topics, check out our registration page.