Organizing 101

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/19/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Loyola University School of Law

Hosted by
Civic Lab


Train. Run. Win. Summer Training from the POWER Institute

The CivicLab has launched the POWER Institute (People Organizing to Win, Engage & Resist) to get you TRAINED to ORGANIZE and WIN a Chicago and a world that we all deserve and can propser in.

The sessions are $40 each or all three for $100.
Session #2 – Wednesday, July 19 – 7-9pm – “Organizing 101″ – Did you know Chicago is the home of modern community organizing? Learn the basic skills and mindsets of a community change maker. Hear from some of the most successful and seasoned organizers working in Chicago right now! We will talk about Chicago’s history of organizing, what distinquishes organizing from other forms of helping efforts, the key attributes of a great organizer and much more!

Session #3 – Wednesday, August 16 – 7-9pm – “Grassroots Campaigning” – Learn the basic steps toward putting together a principled grassroots campaign for change and justice. Attendees will receive election results from the the 2011 and 2015 municipal elections and run-offs showing who is vunerable in 2019!

Classes will be at the Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago – Room 1303.

These sessions are $40/person per session. You can attend all three for $100. We will have snacks but not dinner. All attendees will receive take-away materials with resources and links to more in-depth materials. We will have full-day workshops for advanced training in these areas in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Your trainers will be Jonathan Peck and Tom Tresser. Jonathan Peck

Jonathan Peck, is the Development Manager for Alternatives, Inc., where he also served as the South & West Side Coordinator for Restorative Justice. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tucson Urban League and has over 25 years experience working within the community development field facilitating projects, coalitions, and alliances at the neighborhood, citywide, regional, national and international levels. Jonathan worked as a community organizer, and later as Associate Director of the Southwest Youth Collaborative (SWYC), a Chicago based organization dedicated to the healthy development of low-income children, youth and families. Jonathan Peck has extensive experience in the international arena, most notably working on the ground in Southern Africa and Nicaragua. Jonathan has worked and visited over 15 countries across North and Latin America, Europe and Southern Africa. Mr. Peck has extensive experience as an Advisor and Consultant, providing strategic advice in the areas of organizational development, strategic planning, and nonprofit executive leadership and business management. Mr. Peck is a Master Facilitator, Organizer, Trainer, Coach and Mentor and has provided these services to over 5,000 individuals. Jonathan recently served on the Community Relations Working Group of the Police Accountability Task Force of the City of Chicago.

Tom Tresser

Tom Tresser is a civic educator and public defender. His first voter registration campaign was in 1972. In 2008 he was a co-founder of Protect Our Parks, a neighborhood effort to stop the privatization of public space in Chicago. He was a lead organizer for No Games Chicago, an all-volunteer grassroots effort that opposed Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. With Benjamin Sugar Tom co-founded The CivicLab, a co-working space where activists, educators, coders and designers came to work, collaborate, teach, and build tools for civic engagement. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the space operated for two eventful years closing on June 30, 2015. He is the lead organizer for the TIF Illumination Project that is investigating and explaining the impacts of Tax Increment Financing districts on a community-by-community basis. Tom is the organizer and editor for Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve, which has triggered 54 public meetings across the city. That’s 54 MORE meetings than Mayor Emanuel attended to discuss his 2017 budget!
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