Moral Fusion Student Organizing Fellowship Application
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative of christian nationalism. The PPC was launched with 40 days of action in Spring 2018 with an historic 6 weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action in over 35 states across the country.

The PPC engages in moral fusion organizing, building across lines of difference, including race, geography, age, religion, ability, and more. The current phase of organizing focused on shifting the national narrative and building power among poor and directly impacted communities by broadening and deepening our base, registering people for a movement that votes, and mobilizing toward a Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020. We are fighting for systemic change through a Moral Agenda.

Please watch this video to learn more about the campaign https://youtu.be/CawlyZD-QcA


What is the Moral Fusion Organizing Fellowship Program?
The PPC is recruiting Moral Fusion Organizing Fellows from campuses across the United States for the 2020 Spring Semester to spend 10 hours a month organizing and mobilizing their campus and community towards the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington.

What are the expectations of Fellows?
* Attend an expenses-paid in-person training in Washington D.C. on March 6-8.
* Spend 10 hours a month recruiting other students and community members to attend the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington and engaging students in the Poor People’s Campaign.
* Help reduce barriers to participation through fundraising and resource finding.
* Participate in Moral Fusion Organizing Trainings via video webinars and join bi-weekly video calls with other student fellows and national PPC organizers.
* Meet with and receive guidance from an Organizing Adviser who is a leader in the Poor People’s Campaign in their state.

What are the benefits of the program?
The fellowship is unpaid but has many other benefits.
* Receive training and coaching in key grassroots organizing skills, including an expenses-paid training in Washington, DC
* Receive one-on-one support and mentoring from an organizer in your state.
* Gain experience as an organizer including experience in recruitment, relationship building, leadership development, and fundraising.
* Build relationships with other fellows in the program
* Become part of a national movement to transform our nation
* If your school offers course credit for internships, we are willing to work with you to fulfill those requirements on a case by case basis

What qualities should fellows possess?
* Be a student at a community college, college, university, or seminary.
* Have a passion for community organizing and a curiosity and eagerness to learn.
* Align with the Fundamental Principles of the campaign including a passion for building a moral fusion movement to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism and ecological devastation.
* Be comfortable organizing across difference including with poor folks, people of color, rural and urban communities, clergy and people of different faiths, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community
* Be computer literate and familiar with Google Drive and Microsoft products.
* Be self-motivated with sound judgement, self-discipline, and flexibility, ready to respond to shifting priorities and rapid change, as is common with organizing and movement building.
* Students who are impacted by the five interlocking injustices are particularly encouraged to apply.
* Spanish-speaking is a plus. American Sign Language is a plus.

How to apply:
Please complete the application form below. Also submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to students@poorpeoplescampaign.org. At least one of your references should be associated with your college, university, or seminary. Please ask one of your references to send a short letter of recommendation directly to students@poorpeoplescampaign.org with your name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 10, 2020, with priority given to applications received by February 1, 2020.

For more information please email students@poorpeoplescampaign.org
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