2017.01.25 to 2017.02.03 - IAP Course on Activism, Organizing, and Social Movements

2017.01.25 to 2017.02.03 – IAP Course on Activism, Organizing, and Social Movements

Peoples Climate March(Photo credit: Robert van Waarden / survivalmediaagency.com / 350.org)

  • Are you worried about threats to social justice, a stable climate, and democratic values under President Trump, but unsure what one person can do?
  • Have you been signing petitions and calling your congresspeople, but wanting more face-to-face interaction with action-oriented people at MIT?
  • Do you want to learn and share tools for being a more effective activist and find ways to get involved in local organizations?
Then turn your anger into action and attend a new IAP course on Activism, Organizing, and Social Movements, co-hosted by Fossil Free MIT and Solidarity MIT.
We’re hosting a series of student- and staff-led sessions with the goal of developing together the skills and frameworks to understand and approach activism, organizing, and social movements in strategic and effective ways. We aim that all of us leave the training with a clear answer to the question, “What can I do?”. The sessions are meant for all skill levels; whether you’re completely new to activism or are a veteran campaigner, come share your questions and knowledge.
We’re meeting at 5pm every weekday from Wednesday 1/25 to Friday 2/3 and covering a range of topics, from community organizing and allyship to digital security and media strategy. Feel free to come to one session or all eight.
A detailed schedule of events can be found at the course website: https://sites.google.com/view/iap2017-activism-training. Please use the website to RSVP in advance, and also feel free to come spontaneously.
Feel free to forward widely, and hope to see you there!