Curriculum

  • Starting a High School Chapter (Gay Straight Alliance Network)
  • Sample Chapter Activities Calendar (Californians for Justice)
  • Sample Strategy Chart (Midwest Academy)
  • Evaluation Handout
  • Creating a Workshop
  • Artivism

 

The Center for Media Justiceis a dynamic communications strategy and media policy tank for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor. http://centerformediajustice.org/

 

Check out their toolbox: http://centerformediajustice.org/toolbox/media-how-tos/

 

The Communicate Justice 101 toolkit is designed to provide the tips and tools necessary to conduct effective media campaigns for youth rights and racial justice.

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The Spin Project strengthens nonprofit social justice organizations, small and large, to communicate effectively for themselves. http://www.spinproject.org/index.php

Contact them to get a copy of their manuals http://www.spinproject.org/section.php?id=8

Use their resources page: http://www.spinproject.org/article.php?id=113

The Center for Media Justiceis a dynamic communications strategy and media policy tank for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor. http://centerformediajustice.org/

 

Check out their toolbox: http://centerformediajustice.org/toolbox/media-how-tos/

 

The Communicate Justice 101 toolkit is designed to provide the tips and tools necessary to conduct effective media campaigns for youth rights and racial justice.

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SmartMeme builds movements and amplifies the impact of grassroots organizing with new strategy and training resources, values based communications, collaborations, and meme campaigning. http://www.smartmeme.org/section.php?id=86

Audience: High School Youth

Time frame: 2 hours

Workshop topics:

  • Direct Action
  • Campaign Strategy Terms
  • Policy Campaigns
  • Developing Campaign Strategies

Making a Difference Toolkit:

  • Getting to know the community
  • Taking the community pulse
  • Cutting your issue: from issue to initiative
  • Identifying support
  • Mobilizing community support
  • Power and oppression
  • Using the media
  • When you need a policy

Praxis Project: is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems.

Check out their Campaign Development and Electoral Organizing tools for voter outreach toolkit, campaign curriculum (coalitions, policies, basebuilding) and sample event forms (budgets, sign in sheets, donation sheets, etc.) http://www.thepraxisproject.org/tools/campaign-development-and-electoral-organizing

 

Goals:

A. Know the use of tactics as part of a larger strategy to win a campaign

B. Understandtacticsescalation

C. Identify various kinds of tactics and considerations for when to use different kinds of tactics

 

The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a new national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice.  http://www.allianceforeducationaljustice.org/

Goals:     

  • To learn about grassroots organizing and all its elements.
  • To learn the importance of grassroots organizing and why we need to do it.
  • To learn that we all play a part in grassroots organizing towards self-determination, sustainment and empowerment

 

Topic: Goals of Organizing Training: An Introductory or Refresher Course

Who:Training to be used for new organizers, for members of community groups, refresher courses in community organizing, and wherever understanding community can be useful to leadership development.

Goal: To make sure that participants understand what direct-action organizing is and how it differs from other types of social change.

Objectives: To identify six basic goals of organizing and a list of organizing skills associated with each goal.

 

List of organizations providing trainings, technical assistance, fellowships, and curriculum to support community organizing.