Date(s) - 04/21/18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loyola University School of Law
Wed, April 21, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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 prosper in. Our trainers are super experienced in grassroots democracy with over 60 years of public campaigns between them!
The sessions are $40 each. You may get all three sessions for $100!
*PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A HOW-TO ON HOW TO A ORDER SINGLE SESSION OR ALL THREE*
Session #1 – Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 7-9pm – “Chicago 101” – What are the basics for preparing to organize and win in a city dominated by the Democratic Machine for 75 years? You will learn about the geographic and political history of Chicago from the 1800’s through the present day. The past is prologue. Get smart in order to win.
Session #2 – Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 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. This will be a highly interactive workshop where participants will construct a Power Matrix around a real issue and plan a campaign. We will talk about Chicago’s history of organizing, what distinguishes organizing from other forms of helping efforts, the key attributes of a great organizer and much more! Get trained to win.
Session #3 – Saturday, April 21 – 2-4pm – “Grassroots Campaigning” – Learn the basic steps toward putting together a principled grassroots campaign for change and justice. Attendees will analyze the election prospects of their own aldermen based on election results from the the 2011 and 2015. All attendees will receive the chapter “Organizing a Campaign” from Winning Elections in the 21st Century by Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy. Make plans to win.
Classes will be at the Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago – Room 1101
These sessions are $40/person per session but $100 will get all three “101” sessions! All attendees will receive a copy of “Chicago Is Not Broke” and access to a private wiki space loaded with resources and links to more in-depth materials. Please share this simple URL to spread the word: https://tinyurl.com/PI-Spring-2018.