Housing and Homelessness: What You Need to Know, What You Can Do

Zoom

In this class, participants will work with two experts in the field of housing and homelessness – two leaders who have spent years on the front lines of homelessness issues offering direct care, solving administrative challenges, and navigating state and federal policies, programs, and funding. After laying out a framework for thinking about issues surrounding

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Claudia Rankine Speaking in Poetry

Zoom

Poetry as art, resistance, and truth-telling boldly confront and address human injustices. In this session, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected stories on the consequence of race and skin color in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings, given the current

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Making Science Work for Social Justice

Zoom

In this class, we will explore the principles of ‘solidarity science’ and what it means for our community. We will present a few examples that illustrate how solidarity science solves problems by recognizing the significance of social, political, economic, and cultural contexts and by inviting many people and types of knowledge to the table. Participants

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Deepening Your Circle Practice

Zoom

In this class, we will dig deeper into the spiritual side of circle practice. How are your current circles going? Do you have questions or issues within circle? How can you build deeper connections and community benefits within your circle? If you have taken beginning circle practice and want to dig deeper and learn more,

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Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: What You Need to Know, What You Can Do

Zoom

This class will examine the structural and societal roots of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in contemporary America. The trainers will lead an interactive and experiential workshop which will allow participants the opportunity to explore their own implicit biases, and identify ways in which they can be more effective allies to both the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Tenets of Leadership

Zoom

What makes for an effective leader? The ability to envision and step forward with tenacity are acquired skills. In this highly interactive class, participants will explore five approaches that have been useful to Dr. Jenoure in her professional life as an arts manager, educator, and musician. Class members will inspect and dissect these approaches through

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No Matter What Just Happened, We Need to Talk: A Community Conversation on the Outcome of the Elections

Zoom

Join the leadership team of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership in a wide-ranging community conversation on the meaning of the outcome of the 2020 November elections. Moderated by activists Thulani Davis and Lindsey Peterson, the Truth School team will launch the conversation with some thoughts, reactions, and feelings about the outcome of

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Leading Volunteers? Resist Doing All of the Work!

Zoom

There are challenges and joys to being a leader in a group or organization that is composed mainly of volunteers. In this workshop, we will work together to tackle a variety of questions, such as: How does a leader cultivate a shared sense of purpose among volunteers? Where is the leader’s influence, without clear authority

The Prison Fix

Zoom

Trainer: Dr. Sut Jhally, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication at UMASS-Amherst and the founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. His work revolves around the ways in which media and culture impact our understanding of issues connected to race, gender, politics, international relations and hyper-commercialism. He is the author and editor

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Exploring Class and Classism, Intersections and Our Daily Lives

Zoom

Join two experts in the field of class analysis who have teamed up to offer this needed workshop for activists. The session will be lively, challenging, and highly interactive. By the end of the session together, participants will have: Shared stories about their class backgrounds and their intersection with race, gender and other important identities;

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Engaging in Difficult Dialogues: An Essential Leadership Skill

Zoom

In political environments differences of opinion are inevitable and important. Yet too often, differences are inadequately explored. Even more frequently, different perspectives often lead to anger, hurt, and sometimes violence. This class will explore the benefits of dialogue across difference. We will distinguish debate from dialogue, discuss the components of successful dialogues, and describe some

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