General Assembly 2012 Materials
Curricula + Resources
I assembled this material for a Workshop held in Colorado at a Con held in early December 2011. Some of the material is specific to Colorado topics (CIRC and SB 90). Most of the material can be used regardless of your location.
I went into common terms, talked a little bit about GA, and related topics of Immigration to Theology and religious principles.
Some of the activities were borrowed from the Six Week Introductory Curriculum (http://www.uua.org/immigration/re/moral/guide/index.shtml).
This training is developed and adapted by the Chinese Progressive Association-SF and Seeding Change for new and emerging organizers. It draws from curriculum created by CTWO, SOUL and uses the "transformative organizing" framework from Eric Mann's recent book "Playbook for Progressives." This workshop includes a scenario based in an Asian immigrant community. This workshop can be adapted for other Asian immigrant and refugee communities and other communities of color.
This is really just a primer to introduce students to the idea of Tactical Clusters. We are developing a more formal workshop outline and will post.
Creative, bold visuals make a great center piece for every direct action. They do much more than make your actions look good. They unify your group, amplify your message, invite people to have a personal interaction with your work, and provide
a visual story through symbols that clarify the issue. If you integrate art into your campaign strategy and actions, you can make change irresistible.
In this manual you will find simple directions on how to make banners, giant puppets, stencils for t-shirts and posters, and cus- tomized t-shirts. Use them as a starting point and improvise your own techniques!