Basics of Community Organizing Workshop

upper graphic is large fish chasing a group of small fish; lower graphic is the small fish organized into the shape of an even larger fish chasing the large fish awayBasics of Community Organizing Workshop

Sat. October 13 from 9am-12:30 pm

204 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University.

Free, but pre-registration required to

This participatory workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to skills needed to organize effectively for social change on a campus and in the community. Building on basic conflict management skills, participants will learn how to identify stakeholders and potential allies, develop outreach strategies and build a campaign. The session, which will include interactive learning exercises, will be valuable for newcomers and those already engaged in social action.

It will be facilitated by Andy Mager and Jessica Maxwell of RiseUp Social Action Training and Education. Andy and Jessica bring nearly 60 years of combined organizing experience in Central New York. They have worked with many social movements, including those for peace, clean energy, immigrant and worker justice, racial justice, economic justice, environmental protection and food justice.Breakfast will be served!

The workshop is FREE and open to all but registration is required. To register, please send an email to Let us know what academic department/community organization you are with, if you have any dietary restrictions, and/or require special accommodations.  A flier for the workshop is attached.