Part 1: The Politics of TransitSaturday, June 23, 11:30 am – 2 pm (This training will also be repeated on Saturday, August 4, at the same location and time.)TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202
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: Running Strategic CampaignsSaturday, June 23, 11:30 am — 2 pm (This training will also be repeated on Saturday, August 11, at the same location and time.)TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202
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!
Part 3: Building Power for Transit RidersWednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmCass Commons, 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 (This training will also be repeated on Saturday, August 25, from 11:30 am to 2 pm, at TechTown Detroit.)
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.