Community Organizing

Friday, November 6—Sunday, November 8
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: IBEW Local 481, 1828 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Registration is now closed. Participants must attend all three days of the workshop.

Come together with fellow students, academics, and community members for a three-part series that presents critical tools for community organizing. Through a dynamic, hands-on training process, the audience will gain both a theoretical understanding of community organizing as well as develop practical skills and access to tools used in developing and advancing issue advocacy campaigns. Space is limited; participants must attend all three sessions.

Participants will:

  • Actively participate in simulations to understand important concepts such as power, relationships, and tactics
  • Develop a groundwork for understanding the lessons of the history of community organizing and its role in promoting healthy democracies
  • Learn about important tools to support their involvement in issue advocacy
  • Learn about campaign development and how to bring a vision to reality and take action
  • Connect with others on the campus and around Indianapolis with shared interests in community organizing tactics
  • Learn about and have the opportunity to network with local efforts and community organizing campaigns to share tips and resources