Occupy Movement Political Education Workshops
Curricula + Resources
Occupation of a space is itself a tactic. It is an action intended to help us build momentum and to move us a step closer toward our goals. And it's been wildly successful so far!
Capitalism Workshop description: This SOUL workshop is filled with interactive exercises that break down economics in an easy-to-understand way. The activities are based on the participants’ daily experiences, and include an understanding of how wealth is distributed in the United States, and how economic inequality happens. It is included in Building Power, Sharpening Minds, SOUL's Political Education Workshop Manual.
Colorful Mamas of the 99% did a creative family action called Big Bank TIme Out - Colorful Mamas and Children Teach Big Banks to Share! The action went down on November 4th and we want to share our process and tools with you! We urge all who identify with the 99% to stand up and take actions to make our world more just and equitable. We wanted to echo Occupy Wallstreet messages to an audience of families, especially communities of color, as well as show folks a variety of ways to be involved in the movement of the 99% (not only encamping).
This training helps participants to think about their organizational work in terms of building a broader movement, using visuals and the metaphor of a bus to develop an understanding of the different components of a social movement. Updated December 2011.
A short introductory workshop that explores participants’ experience of the economic crisis and the current potential of the 99% to build a movement that directly confronts the root causes of economic injustice.