Activism That Works
When: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street, Springfield
|Many of us are horrified by this administration’s attacks on immigrants, the environment, health care, voting rights, women’s rights, and more, and we would like to do something to stop the damage – but what? There are countless requests to sign petitions, attend protests, boycott products, etc. Which are worthwhile, and which a waste of time? In this workshop, Betsy Leondar-Wright will share five criteria for what makes public action effective. The criteria are drawn from research as well as from her own social justice movement involvement over many years. Together the group will evaluate resistance efforts now in progress. Participants will leave with ideas for action steps to protect whatever each individual values most in this country.|
Trainer: Betsy Leondar-Wright, long-time activist and Professor of Sociology, who writes and teaches about social movement strategy.