Thursday, October 18, 9 am – 5 pm Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard Street — Feeling depressed about the state of the world recently? Want to do something tangible about it at a local level? Come and learn the basic tools and philosophy of ‘broad-based community organizing’ at a workshop hosted by Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT), an alliance of 20 organizations including foundational member Congregation Emanu-El, who have committed to work together to tackle some of the toughest issues in this city. The Building Power for the Common Good workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn how to work with their neighbors to bring about effective social and environmental justice.
The workshop scheduled for October 18, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm will be at Congregation Emanu-El synagogue. For congregants there is no charge for the workshop. (For information about childcare/travel bursaries, contact Flossie Baker at (250) 884-1347). For registration information…
There is a senior community organizer who is an impressive teacher coming up from Seattle for this workshop.
Themes covered in the workshop:
- Why organize?– Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations.
- Fundamental organizing skills– Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome.
- Strengthening our institutions – Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
- Problems vs. issues – Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by
The Congregation Emanu-El co-ordinators for this event are Todd Litman, Andrew Gow and Ruth Schreier.
Preregistration is necessary.