PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual
Turning Dreams into Action: Strategies and Roadmaps to Transform our Communities
Have you ever felt that you were just doing the same things or applying the same tactics over and over again? Has your group hit a rut or is having trouble deciding your next way forward? Are you longing for deeper conversations about how power in your community or group can be built? Join us for this two-part series on turning our dreams into action. Together we will deepen our understanding of popular education and organizing, analyze what is happening in your groups, and come up with ideas for moving your group forward.
These workshop is offered in two parts. Participants need to attend both.
Jess Grady-Benson, trainer, organizer and artist, PeoplesHub Trainer and Trainings Coordinator
Elandria Williams, former member of Highlander Research and Education Center, PeoplesHub Director of Training, and PeoplesHub Trainer
Halima Cassells, Detroit-based artist, community advocate and PeoplesHub Trainer
Jeanne Rewa, experiential trainer, facilitator, and organizer trained by Training for Change, and PeoplesHub Trainer
Training Length and Type:
120 minutes — Connect as an individual
Workshops Offered: these workshops are offered twice. Round one is in February and March. Round 2 in April and May. Plan on attending both parts of either round.
Part 1: Thursday, February 21 at 4pm PT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET
Part 2: Thursday, March 7 at 4pm PT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET
Part 1: Wednesday, April 24 at 9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET
Part 2: Thursday, May 9, at 9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET
This training is ideal for:
Anyone hungry for conversation and support around strategy and planning
People who are looking to build more community grounded and effective strategies for their group or organization
People who are new to community change and organizing work, and those who feel like they or their groups are in a rut
People who might do strategy development and planning a lot, but are looking for new tools or techniques on how to dig in with their staff, base, or volunteers
People who are curious about the core training series, but want to get a taste of what PeoplesHub’s trainings are like before booking trainings with their full group
You’ll come away with:
An understanding of what it means to build collective power rooted in popular education and organizing
An analysis of the power your group has and the context you’re working in
A clear assessment of your group’s current strategies and possibilities for going forward
Strategies you can use to make change and organize for Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination and Restoration.
Tools to build a roadmap or plan of action, rooted in your shared values and your community context
What do you do to prepare?
Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.
CostPeoplesHub is committed to making trainings accessible, regardless of ability to pay. Our Workshop Trainers are some of the most experienced trainers and organizers who, like you, are working hard for change in their communities. In order to offer trainers fair compensation, the real cost of a PH workshop is $40/person for each part, or $80 total. Please pay what you can afford. Our goal is to ensure our trainings are accessible and to allow folks to “pay it forward.” Thanks for your support! We look forward to learning with you.
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Detroit-based artist/community advocate Halima Cassells occupies a myriad of roles that are unified by a devotion to fostering community inter-connectivity. In practice she designs spaces for authentic engagement and collaborative artistic expression, as well as projects that engender new economy practices. She works as an independent artist and assumes roles at Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, O.N.E. Mile project, Incite Focus Fab Lab, the Center for Community Based Enterprise, and the Free Market of Detroit.
Jeanne Rewa is an experiential trainer, facilitator, and organizer. As a consultant in online training and facilitation for social change organizations, Jeanne is passionate about helping people actualize their goals and values in an online space. Jeanne has years of experience building, delivering, and evaluating various types of online training programs for social change, and in training and supporting others to do the same. She was trained by Training for Change, served on their Board of Directors, and is currently leading a TFC online training series about training and facilitation online. She served as the Training and Development Specialist at Greenpeace USA and organized at Equal Justice USA. When not at “work,” Jeanne is usually organizing with her partner in her local community for economic, racial, and environmental justice, or working on their homestead.
Jess Grady-Benson has organized with successful campaigns for climate and racial justice, indigenous sovereignty, and workers’ rights, including launching one of the nation’s first victorious fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment campaigns. She went on to help build and serve as the Director of Training for the Divestment Student Network, a youth-led organization focused on training, coaching, and leadership development. In recognition of her leadership in the youth climate justice movement, Jess was a recipient of the Brower Youth Award.
Director of Training at PeoplesHub, Elandria also provides development support to cooperatives, mostly in the Southern United States, and is a co-editor of Beautiful Solutions, a project that is gathering some of the most promising and contagious stories, solutions, strategies and big questions for building a more just, democratic, and resilient world. For the last eleven years Elandria worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center, first as the youth / intergenerational programs director and then helping co-coordinate Economics and Governance programs such as the Mapping Our Futures Curriculum and the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.