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Building Power to Fight for a Just Society

Friday, January 21, @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Jan. 21 and 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., Spokane.

Sponsored by the Spokane Alliance.

The training provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in 80 years of organizing experience. The topics include:

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 using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.

For information: Katie Zinler, at katie@spokanealliance.org

Cost: Free for Spokane Alliance member organizations., $100 for participants not from Spokane Alliance member organizations (to be applied to future membership dues). Scholarships are available. Contact Katie Zinler, at katie@spokanealliance.org.

To register: https://www.spokanealliance.org/foundations_of_community_organizing

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