Why Detroit?: Exploring Detroit’s Relationship with Globalization and Resistance

This tool was developed for the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) political education curriculum. It should be used for people who are going to, or have interest in, the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit. By engaging in this workshop participants will have the chance to learn about the history of Detroit, with different histories (economic, political, movement) broken up into different tracks.… Read more

Capitalism

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.… Read more

USSF Starter Kit – Neoliberalism in Our Communities

Workshop Goals: To understand neo-liberalism, the current economic system in this country and how it is different than previous stages of capitalism To share how neo-liberalism plays out in our communities To show how neo-liberalism plays out in Third World countries To challenge the myth that “There Is No Alternative” and inspire hope that another way is possible.… Read more

Intro to Organizing

Intended Audience: High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. For new or emerging High School youth chapters. Level of difficulty: Introductory Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions – lunch, or afterschool): To define organizing To examine the differences between organizing, service and advocacy Favorite… Read more

Mission and Vision

Intended Audience: High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. For new or emerging High School youth chapters. Level of difficulty: Introductory Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions – lunch, or afterschool): To introduce members to your mission, vision and principles To make connections with our personal struggles and our organizing work.… Read more

High School Chapter Tools

Starting a High School Chapter (Gay Straight Alliance Network) Sample Chapter Activities Calendar (Californians for Justice) Sample Strategy Chart (Midwest Academy) Evaluation Handout Creating a Workshop Artivism Favorite… Read more