What is Grassroots Organizing?: A Skills Training

What is grassroots organizing? How do everyday people get involved meaningfully in creating social and political change? How do we build collective political power?

Throughout history, everyday people have come together to wrestle with these questions and to sharpen their skills in order to make change -- from the Civil Rights Movement to workers' struggles to issue and electoral campaigns. Today, it's our turn.

In this three-hour workshop, we will look at successful grassroots organizations, movements, and campaigns, drawing out lessons and introducing specific organizing tools. In this workshop we'll cover:
* how to identify and activate allies,
* how to find a role that fits your interests and skills, and
* how to talk to everyday people about pressing issues (e.g., door-to-door canvassing)

Lancaster Stands Up is a volunteer-driven grassroots organization that emerged after the 2016 election. Hundreds of volunteers are part of this effort, many of us trying to deepen our skills along the way. Workshop participants will come with a range of experience — so, whether you're a novice, or have been active for years, this workshop is for you!

Apply today! Space is limited. Application deadline: Friday, July 14. (We will notify applicants by Tuesday, July 18).


July 29, 2017 at 1pm - 4pm