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Organizing for Social Change

Organizing for Social Change is the Midwest Academy’s signature training. Progressive organizers from a wide variety of organizations and varying years of experience spend five days honing concrete skills that enable them to build power, recruit and develop leaders, think strategically, win issue campaigns and develop strong organizations

9/10/2012 to 9/14/2012
When: Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012
Where: Metairie Cenacle Retreat House
5500 St. Mary Street
Metairie, Louisiana  70006
United States

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Organizing for Social Change is the Midwest Academy’s signature training. Progressive organizers from a wide variety of organizations and varying years of experience spend five days honing concrete skills that enable them to build power, recruit and develop leaders, think strategically, win issue campaigns and develop strong organizations

The Midwest Academy offers a five day, residential, comprehensive "Organizing for Social Change" training throughout the country. Participants come from a wide variety of organizations. Most are working on specific issue campaigns and building powerful, progressive organizations. The training helps them to be more strategic in their fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice.

There are different methods of organizing or ways of making social change, and all have their uses. Midwest Academy uses and teaches the "Direct Action Organizing" concept. Direct Action Organizing is based on the power of people to take collective action on their own behalf. The point is not that one approach is better than others. In fact, often many kinds of organizing are needed, but the Midwest Academy focuses on Direct Action Organizing.

Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012

LOCATION:  The Cemace Retreat House is nestled on 20 acres of manicured land along Lake Pontchartrain in Jefferson Parish, a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana. The grounds are graced by numerous types of trees, including magnolia trees and live oak trees.

Metairie Cenacle Retreat House
5500 St. Mary Street
Metairie, LA 70006

 
TIMES: Please arrive for registration between 9:00AM and 9:45AM on Monday, September 24th. The training will begin promptly at 10:00AM. We finish at 1:00PM before lunch on Friday.

COST: Tuition and room/board is:

•Private room with Monday arrival: $1000
•Private room with Sunday arrival: $1100
•Commuting (lunch and dinner  included): $800
Full payment is due September 5th. 

MEALS: We share our meals in the dining room. The Cenacle will do its best to accommodate special diets if you inform the Midwest Academy staff at least two weeks in advance. Vegetarians - please let us know!

OTHER: Bring a notebook and pens to take notes. Guitars and other musical instruments are also welcome for evening recreation. Casual dress is fine.

FREE EVENING: Wednesday evening is unscheduled. In past sessions, groups have gone dancing, joined events at local organizations, or thrown parties. The group will decide how it wants to spend its free evening.

TRANSPORTATION / DIRECTIONS:  Coming soon

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND ALL SECTIONS OF THE TRAINING SESSION.
The beginning builds a foundation for the later sections.

If you have any questions about the site, please email Tony or call 312-427-2304.

Date Range: 
Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012

Location

Metairie Cenacle Retreat House
5500 St. Mary Street
MetairieLA70006
United States

 

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