Organizing 101

  • 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

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 the Student Development Chair ( if you have any questions. 

Click here to register for Organizing 101 workshop series:

TBD dates, express interest in the form above

In the fall, we run a higher level course over the semester - 

The Advocacy and Organizing workshop series covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to History and Principles of Organizing
  • Personal Identity and Leadership
  • Base Building and Group Democracy
  • Campaign Mapping and Leadership Development
  • Power Analysis, Targets and Allies
  • Action Planning, Escalation and Media Strategy
  • Critical Analysis and Sustaining Ourselves

Wednesday nights from 7-9PM, October 9-November 13:

  1. Oct 9: History, Identity, and Allyship
  2. Oct 16: Campaign Mapping
  3. Oct 23: Base-Building and Group Democracy
  4. Oct 30: Power Analysis
  5. Nov 6: Direct Action and Escalation
  6. Nov 13: Communication and Storytelling, Critical Reflection

Register for Advocacy and Organizing Training!