This class is a six-part series. Participants are expected to attend all classes.
Saturdays, April 7 and 21, 2018
Saturdays, May 5 and 19, 2018
Saturdays, June 9 and 23, 2018
Time: All classes are held from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Nueva Esperanza, 401 Main Street, Conference Room, Holyoke, MA
Trainers: Nelson Roman, Juan G. Sanchez
Politics 101 is a class series designed for individuals who want to gain important and practical skills around civic engagement and community advocacy. The class will explore the root causes of oppression and help participants learn how to combat and fight against systemic barriers and oppressive systems by learning how they operate. The series will cover these topics and more: how to make your vote count, how to build power as a community, how to identify what keeps citizens from engaging in city matters and politics, and how institutional and systemic oppression manifests in work and community life. Class participants will attend a City Council meeting together and will learn about board rules and parliamentary procedures. All are welcome. No prior understanding of city government is needed.
Simultaneous translation services available English to Spanish. Clasés disponibles en
This class is capped at 20 people.
Nelson Rafael Román
Executive Director of Nueva Esperanza, Holyoke Ward 2 City Councilor, activist, and organizer.
Juan G. Sánchez
Activist, political consultant, member of the Board of Directors of Nueva Esperanza, organizer, and former Holyoke Ward 1 City Council candidate.
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We require that you register online so trainers can prepare materials and exercises anticipating the size of the class that will gather. Classes must have a minimum of eight registered participants in order to run.
Also please note: We consider your registration your pledge to attend the class(es) you signed up for. We are running the School on the honor system. If you register for a class, we will hold a place for you and expect to see you there.
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