Organizing 101 Workshops

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Purpose of Organizing


The term "organizing" is often used in relation to community work, but what exactly is the function of organizing within our socio-political umbrella, and how is organizing different from advocacy and service work? This workshop focuses on the concept of organizing, institutional change (shifting power relations), and root causes via games, timeline and examples of organizing, and metaphorical activities.

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Approaches to Social Change

Goal: To make sure that participants understand what direct-action organizing is and how it differs from other types of social change.


  • To develop understanding of direct service, self-help, advocacy and direct-action organizing and the distinctions between them.

  • To introduce some basic concepts of direct-action organizing

Time: 3 hours

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