The National Organizing Workshop (NOW) is a program that inspires and prepares members to build relational power and to ensure there is an empowered base in every community to demand changes, hold leaders accountable, and transform how power operates in their community. Together with members from across the country, members will solidify their own personal vision for this work, refine skills that they need to organize for equity, and participate in a local issue assembly with other LEE members on the ground.
The NOW is a multi-day workshop led by organizing experts from across the nation. Participants will also engage in two mandatory virtual pre-work workshops and a virtual orientation to help prepare for the experience.
Workshop sessions include:
During this transformational workshop, members will be able to grow their professional network and engage with organizers from across the country. This event will include an interactive mix of sessions, breakouts, problems of practice, and simulations. By the end of the workshop series, participants will develop a plan to contribute to current organizing efforts in their communities focused on achieving educational equity.
Participants will immediately be able to apply their lessons in their community. LEE staff will also be available to provide follow-up support and resources to NOW participants.
Dates: October 20 - 22
Registration Deadline: Application Closed
Daniel Russell began his professional career in education as a high school Spanish teacher in Baltimore. He has worked as a school leader, college access director, and led a school turnaround organization helping to improve underperforming schools in New York. He now serves as our Director of Civic Leadership Development. As the co-founder of a mentoring organization rooted in the practice of improving opportunities for young men of color; Daniel brings a passion for youth development as an impetus to his equity building work at LEE.
Questions? Contact LEE Coordinator Kristie Hamilton for details.