Tierra Viva

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Tierra Viva was a grassroots base-building organization for environmental justice in San Jose. Tierra Viva’s mission was to educate, organize and develop the skills of low-income Latina women to work for healthy, sustainable environments where they live, work, pray, play and go to schooo. Tierra Viva was a project of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. The curriculum “Uncovering Who We Are” listed here aims to uncover the many aspects of a low-income Latina immigrant woman’s life.

Curricula

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

TALLER 5 – ¡SOMOS AGENTES DEL CAMBIO! APRENDIENDO DE NUESTRAS EXPERIENCIAS DE LUCHA

ESTA CAPACITACION ESTA DISEÑADA PARA AYUDAR A LAS PARTICIPANTES A:
  • Identificar su capacidad individual para ser agentes de cambio y
  • Enmarcar las experiencias de luchas individuales como escalones hacia el involucramiento en la lucha colectiva.

TALLER 7 – ¡SOMOS ORGANIZADORAS COMUNITARIAS! INTRODUCCION A LA ORGANIZACION DE BASES

LAS METAS DE ESTE TALLER SON:
  • Vincular el trabajo de la organización de bases con la experiencia comunitaria de la gente.

Workshop 7 – We Are Community Organizers! Understanding How to Organize Our Community

THE GOALS OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE TO:
  • Connect the work of community organizing to people’s everyday experience
  • Understand the difference between community organizing, education and service
  • Understand how community organizing is a tool to solve community problems
  • Practice using community organizing to solve community problems
This workshop is number 7 in a series of 7 workshops in the curriculum “Uncovering Who We Are: Political Education for Latina Women.” Please see the “Introduction” and “About the Authors” files for more information.…

Workshop 6 – We Are Leaders! Developing Ourselves as Community Leaders

THE GOALS OF THIS WORKSHOP ARE TO:
  • Make the issue of leadership relevant to participants’ personal lives
  • Develop a collective definition of leadership
  • Connect our ideas of leadership with our organizing work
  • Identify how participants can show leadership in the organization
  • Clarify the areas in which participants are strong and areas in which they need to develop their leadership skills
This workshop is number 6 in a series of 7 workshops in the curriculum “Uncovering Who We Are: Political Education for Latina Women.” Please see the “Introduction” and “About the Authors” files for more information.…