Advocacy & Organizing

  • Identity. Action. Leadership.

"I loved getting practical, tangible tools that I feel I can carry into my work. I can very easily see myself using the tools [they] taught us."                                                                                                                                                                                           - 2011 Participant

 
For Spring 2021, activism is a hot topic. We are exploring interests and ability to bring in guest speakers who can build your awareness and skills on relevant topics to advocate for change you want to see and organize alongside campaigns seeking wins right now. 
 
Click here to express interest, and we will follow up with you specifically about the sessions we put together.
 
To be part of planning or get involved right away in a program offering, email advocacyhousing@pbha.org or sdc@pbha.org for PBHA programs and vghosh@fas.harvard.edu for wider local community efforts. 
 
In the fall term, we typically offer a set of skills and connection-building to community organizers and each other, here's something like what you can look forward to:

The Advocacy and Organizing workshop series is seven-sessions facilitated by professional organizers from community partners and alumni, who introduce leaders to core theories, strategies and tools for being an effective community organizer on campus and off-campus. Whatever issues you are passionate about, these are the tools to understand and effectively contribute to a movement for social change. The group also builds relational bonds for cross-issue support and alliance. All sessions are required. Contact Ali Barker if you have any questions. 

 

Example Fall course:

October 6: History, Identity, and Community Values
October 13: Power Analysis and Campaign Mapping
October 20: No session (PBHA Community Cabinet Oct. 21st)
October 27: Base-building and Group Democracy
November 3: No session (optional: election results event)
November 10: Action and Escalation
November 17: Storytelling and Reflection