Identity, Power & Oppression - Only 5 spots left!
Saturday, September 10, 2016 1-4pm
Participants will reflect on their own identity and how their identities intersect with systems of power and oppression. Together, participants will develop practices to name, interrupt and transform oppression in communities, workplaces, schools, and day to day interactions.
Location: Chicago Freedom School
Friday, September 23 to Sunday Sept 25, 2016 9am to 5pm
RevUp is a 3-day training institute for youth organizers, youth workers, and educators who seek to incorporate social change practices into their work. Rev Up features workshops led by Chicago's cutting edge youth development professionals.
Location: Chicago TBA
- Explore the role of identity as an essential component of youth leadership development
- Develop holistic leadership development practices that empower youth to lead social change while addressing social-emotional needs
- Learn practical organizing and movement-building skills
- Network with youth development professionals from across the nation
Cost: $150-$300 (Scholarships are available)
10% discount with promo code REVUP10 during August
Understanding Adultism & Building Partnerships with Youth
Saturday, October 1, 2016 1-4pm
This interactive training is for adults allies who work with youth. Adultism is a form of oppression that perpetuates age-based stereotypes and limits the potential for intergenerational power-building. Participants will explore strategies to dismantle adultism and strengthen skills to build strong youth-adult partnerships for youth-led social change. This workshop is co-facilitated by CFS youth leaders.
Location: Chicago Freedom School
719 S. State Street Suite 3N Chicago, IL
Intergenerational Community Organizing Training Series
Facilitation and Popular Education Skills - October 5, 2016 6pm-9pm
Creating engaging learning and skill building sessions is vital to all youth organizations as well as community organizing efforts. In this session participants will explore the fundamentals of popular education and how it has been used as a tool for organizing across multiple issues. They will ask the question what is the role of facilitation in creating dynamic interactive workshops while practicing facilitation skills and creating innovative agendas on relevant topics.
Fundamental Organizing Skills - November 2, 2016 6pm-9pm
Chicago is a hot bed for innovative grassroots campaigns. Join us to gain the skills that sharpen your knowledge and ability to be effective organizers and campaign supporters. In this session participants will examine the elements of successful campaigns and learn tools for framing issues, base building, and analyzing power.
Strategy and Campaign Development December 7, 2016 6-9pm
Actions are but one part of effective community organizing. Essential to successful organizing are concrete strategies rooted in well framed issues. This session is designed for participants with a range of organizing experiences to develop common language and skills for innovative organizing. Participants will explore tactics to strengthen their ability to develop and adapt long term organizing strategies and campaigns.
Sliding Scale $15-35. Young people 18 and younger are free. Dinner provided.