Worker Justice Action Academy Session 3—Let’s Get Organized!

WOJAA3

Saturday, December 6th 9am to 5pm
Human Services Building
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh PA

Agenda

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In the third session of the Worker Justice Action Academy we will focus on developing and deepening our core organizing skills, putting people in motion, and building strong organizations. Build up your one-on-one organizing skills, develop leaders in your organization—or become a leader in your organization, learn tools to facilitate energetic and productive meetings.

We’ll also be joined by organizers from Ferguson, Missouri who are working on the front lines of the fighting against racism and police violence and for justice for Mike Brown.

In this session we’ll explore different organizing models and traditions and deepen our skills for taking on the serious work of organizing our base, developing leaders, building coalitions and winning power for workers and communities.

Who Should Come?

You! If you’re committed to the struggle for workers’ rights and economic justice and you want to take the fight to the next level, you don’t want to miss this event.

If you’re new to the struggle, this is a great chance to build some skills and get plugged into the exciting work that’s happening in our movement. If you’re a seasoned activist, this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and to join the conversation about how to take our movement to the next level.

Worker Justice Action Academy: Session 2—Taking Action!

Saturday, September 13–9:00am-4:30pm

East Liberty Presbyterian Church
116 S Highland Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA

Click here to register for the Worker Justice Action Academy

In this second session of the Worker Justice Action Academy we will focus in on organizing, planning and implementing successful actions to build our campaigns. We’ll dig deeper into the process of selecting effective tactics, planning dynamic actions, and using our actions to tell the story of our campaign.

During this session we’ll take a step back and look at the bigger picture of how actions help us to build power for working people and communities and we will zoom in to explore the nuts and bolts of organizing, planning and implementing dynamic actions.

Who Should Come?

You! If you’re committed to the struggle for workers’ rights and economic justice and you want to take the fight to the next level, you don’t want to miss this event.

If you’re new to the struggle, this is a great chance to build some skills and get plugged into the exciting work that’s happening in our movement. If you’re a seasoned activist, this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and to join the conversation about how to take our movement to the next level.

 

Check Out the Training Materials from the First Session of WOJA!

Did  you participate in a great workshop during the first session of the Worker Justice Action Academy and want some copies of the training materials from the sessions?  Or did you miss a workshop you really wanted to see?

Training materials from each session of the Worker Justice Action Academy are now online at http://workerjusticeaction.org/training-materials-and-handouts/  

Make sure to check back from time to time because we’ll continue adding important and valuable training and educational materials on an ongoing basis!

Join Us at the Worker Justice Action Academy!

On July 19, join workers’ rights activists from labor and community groups from across Pittsburgh for the first session of the Worker Justice Action Academy, a new series of day-long workshops designed to help union members, community organizers, students, and workers’ rights activists take our campaigns for social and economic justice to the next level.

In the first session of the Worker Justice Action Academy, we will offer workshops on developing campaign strategy, organizing effective and dynamic actions, and building core organizing skills. In future sessions in the coming months we’ll dive deeper into each of these topics to help local activists and organizers put more tools in our toolboxes and move our work forward.

Worker Justice Action Academy

Saturday, July 19 9:30am-4:30pm

Human Services Building

One Smithfield Street, Downtown Pittsburgh

Then, at 4:30 stick around for a happy hour with worker justice activists at Genoa’s at 111 Market Street–your first drink is free!

Sponsored by: Make It Our UPMC, One Pittsburgh, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, USW Local 3657 / Fight Back Pittsburgh

Workshops include:

  • Selecting tactics that build your campaign
  • Building one on one organizing skills
  • Analyzing power to understand your adversary
  • Ingredients of a successful action
  • Thinking through the story your campaign will tell
  • Facilitating a successful organizing meeting

 

Stepping Up the Fight for Workers’ Rights in Pittsburgh

This is a unique and exciting moment in Pittsburgh’s labor history. In the face of unprecedented attacks on workers rights that are playing out in workplaces, state capital, and communities, workers in Pittsburgh are organizing and mobilizing in unprecedented numbers to stand up for good jobs and investment in our neighborhoods. Workers across the region are standing up to demand a voice at work; they’re insisting that politicians respond to the needs of working class communities; and they’re embracing new, non-traditional models for standing up to demand good jobs and social justice.

But change isn’t going to come easy. If we’re going to take the fight to the next level we need to work together and put some new tactics in our toolboxes. The Worker Justice Action Academy is a chance to learn new skills for organizing bold, creative, and dynamic actions and to work together to understand how we can use these tools strategically and effectively in our struggles.

 

Who Should Come?

You! If you’re committed to the struggle for workers’ rights and economic justice and you want to take the fight to the next level, you don’t want to miss this event. If you’re new to the struggle, this is a great chance to build some skills and get plugged into the exciting work that’s happening in our movement. If you’re a seasoned activist, this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and to join the conversation about how to take our movement to the next level.