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Building Community Power to Impact Change: Foundations of Community Organizing

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Workshop Description:

Community Organizing is the methodology by which people come together to build collective power to solve social problems.  Non-violent community organizing has and continues to shape much of our daily lives. In this workshop we will review introductory concepts of community organizing through short case studies and explore tools to apply organizing methodologies to your daily practice.  This workshop is designed for people unfamiliar with the basics of community organizing, but open to all.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Advance a shared understanding of community organizing as a social change methodology.
  2. Explore the principles that guide effective community organizing.
  3. Study brief examples of effective organizing.
  4. Reflect on the application of community organizing principles in your community-based work.

Featured Speaker

Bliss Requa-Trautz

Executive Director
Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

Bliss Requa-Trautz is the Executive Director of Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center. She brings more than a decade of experience in community organizing around issues of economic justice, immigrant justice, and education access. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Labor Studies Certificate from the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Labor Studies and Worker Education at City University of New York.

The Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center unites day laborers, domestic workers, immigrant workers and low wage workers to defend their rights, fight for dignity and win justice for all. Our mission is to inform, empower, and organize immigrant led efforts towards equality, economic justice and social and political inclusion.

Funding Disclosure: *This project is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor the CDC. Any activities performed under this sub-award shall acknowledge the funding was provided through the Division by Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the CDC.


October 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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