Faith-Rooted Organizing Training
September 21 – 24 at the Highlander Center
For the first time, this amazing group of Faith-Rooted Organizers are gathering to continue cultivating the next generation of practitioners and trainers in faith-rooted organizing. The combined depth of wisdom and experience of these trainers is unparalleled and no other event has brought them together quite like this.
Join us for a four-day exploration of the essentials in organizing for justice as fueled and guided by the deepest wells of our faith. Rooted in Christian theology and discipleship , this training will equip emerging organizers with real skills, powerful framing and the wisdom of years of campaigns wins and losses in the struggle for justice.
Who this training is for:
… who are working on expressing their faith as fully as possible through congregational and community organizing for justice …
Participants will have the option of participating in an one-year cohort afterwards with quarterly web meetings and individual coaching.
Sign Up to Attend The cost is $400 to attend this training. To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application. Scholarship funds are limited so we encourage you to think like an organizer and see if you can raise support from your community to come! RSVP on the Facebook event.
Alexia Salvatierra, founder of Faith-Rooted Organizing Network and author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (InterVarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and legislative advocacy.
Matthew Soerens, Field Director, Evangelical Immigration Table, US Church Training Specialist, World Relief, co-author, Welcoming the Stranger.
Fr. Juan Carlos Ruiz, Co-Founder New Sanctuary Movement, Director, Occupy Sandy Relief Program at St. Jacobi’s Lutheran Church, Brooklyn
Rich Kohng, Outreach Ministries Coordinator, Northpark University, Chicago, co-Pastor, The 9th Hour.
Yu-Shaun Sho, Director of the Jesus, Justice and Poverty Institute (formerly the Bay Area Urban Project) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
David Solnit is an arts organizer for twenty years using culture, art, creative actions and theater in mass actions, popular education, and celebrations. He has worked with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for 15 years — Florida tomato pickers who won dramatic changes for workers — and recently co-coordinated large scale arts and visuals for the Peoples Climate March in NYC. Solnit has been a nonviolent direct action organizer and trainer for 30 years, co-organizing the shutdown of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999, the shutdown of Financial District of San Francisco the day after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and the Flood Wall Street in conjunction with the Peoples Climate March. He is the editor/co-author of Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World, Army of None, and The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle.
With additional faciliatation support from Micky ScottBey Jones, Teresa B Pasquale, and Holly Roach.
Co-sponsored by Transform Network