It Starts with Faith: Organizing School

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it Start with Faith Organizing School

A six part summer skill-share series to equip attendees with the organizing and social justice tools, knowledge, and capacity to lead groups and congregations in bringing our passion to the polls and moving people to #votelove and #defeathate in 2020.

Attendance in all six trainings is strongly encouraged.  Build a team at your congregation, register each individually, and then attend together to multiply the impact of the trainings.


All trainings will be: 4pm – 6pm PDT / 5pm – 7pm MT / 6pm – 8pm CDT/ 7pm – 9pm EDT on Zoom

July 29: Roles for Radicals

Learn to identify the roles needed for our social justice work, build your team, develop leaders, and hold 1-on-1’s.
Co-Leads: Kathleen McTigue + Lisa Garcia-Simpson

Aug 12: Organizing Infrastructure 101

Strengthen your team by learning best practices on communication, conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, and developing political unity.
Co-Leads: Nora Rasman + Alex Sherwood

Aug 19: (Optional) Community Workshop:

A space to practice, debrief, share stories, and connect

Aug 26: Partnerships in a Pandemic:

 How do you develop and maintain partnerships virtually? Build sustainable and flourish engagement in your congregations.
Co-Leads: Susan Leslie, Everette Thompson

Sept 9: Digital Organizing 101:

Now more than ever, digital tools are the keys to building engagement in your programs. From social media to email, learn strategies to connect with your audience and move them to action. In this session, you’ll learn effective email strategies, discover how to use data to target for effective mobilization, and begin maximizing your social media posts to grow your network and bring your message into the public square. 
Co-Leads: Marchaé Grair and Nicole Pressley

Sept 16: Ready and Resilient: Organizing for November 3 and Beyond

As we consider the potential scenarios that may arise post-election, it is critical that UU congregations prepare ahead of time so that we are able to respond with nimbleness, concrete resources and skills, and spiritual groundedness. Join us as we synthesize learnings from all our sessions so far, and make plans for responding with love and commitment for the long haul.
Co-Leads: Nora Rasman, Ashley Horan

Sept 23: Reflection and Celebration

Engage and mobilize our folks online! Learn how to use powerful digital tools to build your base & move people to action.
Co-Leads: Nora Rasman, Ashley Horan

Saturday Pop-Ups:

We’ll email you about extra opportunities as they pop up.

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