The CivicLab proudly announces the launch of The POWER Institute to deliver training programs to help you organize, resist, engage and WIN for social justice!
Welcome the POWER (People Organizing to Win, Engage & Resist) Institute to the battle for justice and equity!
Our first workshops are on basic subjects to prepare people who are new to public life. All attendees will get a copy of “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve.”
“Chicago 101” – What are the basics for preparing to organize and win in a city dominated by the Democratic Machine for 75 years? You will learn the geographic and political context for the city, how wards work, who’s who in the Machine and much more! Get smart in order to plan.
“Organizing 101” – Did you know Chicago is the home of modern community organizing? Learn the basic skills and mindsets of a community change maker. This will be a highly interactive session with a lot of small group work where you will map power and use a case to discuss how to re-distribute it. Led by Jonathan Peck. Get trained in order to build.
“Grassroots Campaigning” – Learn the basic steps toward putting together a principled grassroots campaign for change and justice. We will look at the aldermanic races from 2011 and 2015 and see who is MOST vulnerable in 2019! Get data in order to win.
These sessions are $40/person per session. You can attend all three for $100. We will have snacks but not dinner. All attendees will receive take-away materials with resources and links to more in-depth materials on our private wiki.
You must register via EventBrite.
“I enrolled because I want to connect with more people in my community who are interested in effecting positive change and I want to learn as much as I can to be efficient and effective in making such change. I am interested in building the community, working to solve issues we face as a city, and working to elect people in government who share my values and are willing to work for us.”
– Maureen Keane, River North
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He is the organizer and editor of the book with the answers – “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve.”