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National Jobs with Justice Organizing & Leadership Training

  • Massachusetts Teachers Association 48 Sword Street Auburn, MA, 01501 United States (map)

Jobs with Justice Organizing and Leadership Training Program
Featuring trainers from across the JWJ National Network
Friday August 23- Sunday August 25, 2019

Join National Jobs with Justice and Massachusetts Jobs With Justice leaders, learn and share insight on Jobs With Justice coalitions’ experiences, campaigns, and lessons, and broaden our consciousness and practice of being part of a statewide and national network and movement.

This three-day, experiential training provides practical organizing skills and tools and promotes a shared political and economic analysis of working people’s struggle for justice against the corporate agenda that extracts wealth from workers, families, communities, and our natural environment. The training is grounded in the principles of solidarity, building long-term reciprocal relationships among and between diverse constituencies, direct action, and mobilization. It builds our practical organizing and campaign skills, creates shared organizing language and tools, and trains participants to understand the self-interest of our opponents and the skills we need to build our power, craft our campaign and strategy, and win.

Training sessions include topics such as:
Building relationships through 1-on-1s
Understanding, building, and using power
Facilitating effective meetings
Defining or “cutting” issues out of problems to develop a significant and winnable campaign and strategy
Doing a Power Analysis and understanding self-interest
Organizing Money

Massachusetts Teachers Association
48 Sword St, Auburn, MA 01501

Friday, August 23rd 9am to 6pm
Saturday, August 24th 9am to 6pm
Sunday, August 25th 9am to 2pm

Fees and cancellation policy:
Community organization members: $150.00
Union members: $300.00
Includes meals (Breakfast and lunch on all three days, Dinner on Friday and Saturday), childcare (Upon request), and materials.

Fundraising Option for Tuition Costs: Those unable to afford the costs of the training can raise all or a portion of their tuition by participating in MA JWJ Fundraising. Funds need to be in the office by the beginning of the training. For details, contact Alicia Fleming, or 413-314-0708.

Register to attend the training here: Each training has space for 20-30 grassroots leaders. The cohort will be selected to ensure a balanced class of leaders from throughout the base of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice.