Basics of Community Organizing
This training course will provide participants with an introduction to the basic principles and practices of organizing. The Training will address several fundamental elements of community organizing including:
- Basic concepts of community organizing.
- Differences between organizing, direct service, and advocacy approaches.
- Identifying, recruiting, and supporting emerging leaders.
Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss specific organizing challenges and opportunities they are facing in their own communities. The training will be an intensive, hands-on session, with a mix of brief presentations, role plays, and small group discussions.
Angela Kelly is a Director of Resident Leadership and Services at Madison Park CDC and a member of the Mel King Institute's Steering Committee. She has served on Peace Action’s national staff in Washington and Mass Peace Action’s staff and board, and in leadership roles with the National Youth & Student Peace Coalition, Think Outside the Bomb Network, and other coalitions. Angela has helped organize and spoken at many conferences, forums, and rallies, and coordinated media coverage of several peace movement events.