Friday, October 23, 2009

Organizing 2.0: Training And Strategy Conference for Labor and Social Justice Activists

Organizing 2.0: Training and Strategy Conference for Labor and Social Justice Activists

Dec. 5, 2009

Can online organizing be seen as real organizing? That’s a challenging question for those of us with the longest memories and the most experience in organizing for social justice. That said, online organizing has proven its value to the recent presidential campaign, and groups like MoveOn and Color of Change have become a powerful force through innovative online strategies.

What does this mean for our organizations?

What skills do we need to share to make the most of the online medium to advance economic fairness in New York City and New York State?

Sign up and propose the topics you need today:

Organizing 2.0 • NYC is a grassroots led conference of social justice organizers primarily from labor and the community organizing world. Our goal is to build capacity, network, and organize to win victories in 2010 and beyond.

As a grassroots led conference, we need all of you: experienced online campaigners and those just starting out, senior staff and volunteer leaders.

Please sign up for our conference announcement list.

Organizing 2.0 • NYC: Training and Strategy Conference for Labor and Social Justice Activists


Saturday • Dec. 5 • 9 am – 5pm


CUNY Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-7406

Organized by:

The Murphy Institute, The Center for Working Families, Jobs with Justice, Citizen Action, Workers United/SEIU, Community Voices Heard, Right to the City, Progressive Technology Project, Organizing for America, the Working Families Party, CIR/SEIU, Manhattan Young Democrats, International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, The Albany Project, GrassrootsCamp, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, Living Liberally, Workplace Fairness, NY 501-Tech-Club, FireDogLake, Cornell (ILR) School Labor Programs, Netroots Nation and more.

With key support from Sura Hart, Steve Peretz, R. Fureigh, David Bennion, Dara Silverman, David Pollack, Mary Bruch, Sam Briggs, Matthew Wilse, Ben Kallos, Edward Ott, and more.

Proposed Sessions and Strategy Sessions:

What can my organization do for free?

Choosing low cost online organizing and advocacy software

Getting the most out of Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and YouTube

Training session: managing your constituent data for beginners

Case studies: what union locals have done online

Engaging the New York blogosphere

Moving online supporters offline, and offline supporters online

Painful transitions: managing the trauma of adding more ‘online’ to your organizing

The digital divide: myth vs. reality

Case studies: online tactics used in the recent ’09 elections.

Coalitions online: how we can swarm and win on local issues.

MoveOn’s offline organizing – what you need to know even though you aren’t MoveOn

What online pressure tactics work best at the city and state level?

Brainstorm: what are the big legislative fights of 2010, and how do we win the Netroots fight?

How can we generate national Netroots attention for New York issues?

Want to propose a session or speaker?

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Charles Lenchner • Director of Online Organizing • Working Families PartyW: 718.222.3796 x245 • C: 347.204.4918

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