Part 1: The Politics of TransitSaturday, October 7, 12 noon - 2 pmSwords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E. Adams St, Detroit, MI 48226
Why doesn’t metro Detroit have more public transit? The automakers are only part of the story. To win the fight for transit, we need to understand the forces that have held us back, and how racial and economic inequality operate in the political system of our region. We also need to know the basics of how transit agencies are funded and governed in our region to navigate that landscape strategically.
Part 2: Building Power for Transit RidersMonday, November 13, 6 pm - 8 pmSwords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E. Adams St, Detroit, MI 48226
Given the power we’re up against, the fight for transit will require building people power. The more people, the more power! This training will cover the basics of how we grow our movement through community organizing, with an emphasis on communication for outreach and relationship-building.
Part 3: Running Effective CampaignsTime and place TBA, sometime in early December.
Once we’ve built people power, what do we do with it? We need targeted campaigns to take on the political establishment of the region and clear the path to expanded public transit. This training will delve into how we can build effective and strategic campaigns - and win!