"Build Your Power: A Workshop on Community Organizing" Registration Form
Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles (PELA) is hosting "Build Your Power: A Workshop on Community Organizing" on Thursday, January 18th from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the United University Church at USC.

Trainers from Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) will be co-facilitating a workshop to provide students with applicable tools and a working definition of community organizing as a method for social and political change. Some tactics and strategies that will be covered include base-building, power analysis, campaign planning, storytelling, public action, and legislative campaigns. Part of the training will focus on current affordable housing and tenant protection issues that impact Los Angeles.

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005040886435243/

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP with the short form below to save your spot.

This event will be held at the United University Church, an on-campus community space located on the north side of USC. There will be signage directing guests to the workshop room. Specific location can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/Fzft8hfk33B2

We would like to recognize the Graduate Student Government for their generous sponsorship in coordinating the venue and lunch. Additionally, we would like to thank SAJE and ACCE for volunteering their time and energy to lead this workshop session for the USC student body.

Make sure to register your information below!
Tentative Agenda
FIRST HOUR - Definition of Community Organizing, Participatory Democracy, and Tactics of Organizing

• Base-building (one-to-one meetings)
• Power Analysis
• Campaign Planning
• Storytelling (how to build your public narrative)
• Public actions / media
• Legislative campaigns / working the political system


SECOND HOUR - Housing Crisis and Current Policy Campaigns

• Defining the importance of tenant protections and affordable housing as core economic justice variables
• Equitable development (principles of community wealth-building) versus gentrification/ traditional revitalization (associated with displacement)
• Summary of current and forthcoming housing policies
• Costa Hawkins Act repeal campaign
• Q & A (closing with a call to action)

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