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Neighborhoods Now! Neighborhood Systems Change

Date and time: 
September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - November 3, 2015 - 8:30pm

To be determined.

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Neighborhoods Now! is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods to:

  1. Organize to win issues for people and places
  2. Build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice.
  3. Build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community.
  4. Build diverse and effective cross cultural collaborations.

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Course Description:
The Systems Change course will explore how community organizing at the neighborhood level can catalyze social, racial, and economic justice.  We will examine the complexities of structural racism, and other “isms” from a local and national historical analysis perspective.  

The topics covered in Neighborhood Systems Change include:
  • Systems 101 – Historical Timeline
    Land Use Organizing
    Organizing to Change Systems & Narratives
    Field Work
    Systems 101 – Historical Timeline
  • Land Use Organizing
  • Organizing to Change Systems & Narratives
  • Field Work

How does this work?

Each course starts with an orientation class, followed by Tuesday and Thursday classes from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for 3 weeks, and concludes with field work and graduation. The second course runs from September 15-November 3.

Who is this for?

We welcome participants who have a passion and interest in learning and practicing neighborhood organizing skills including neighborhood and community organization staff, board and volunteers, as well as neighborhood residents who are not formally connected to an organization. We welcome people at a variety of skill levels, from people who are just getting started to experienced organizers and leaders looking to refresh or gain new skills. For each class we aim to recruit a culturally and geographically diverse group of participants. You do not need to be a part of a neighborhood organization to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee or cost to attend Neighborhoods Now!?
There is no registration fee or cost to attend a Neighborhoods Now! course.

Do I have to attend all courses and class meetings?
Although we want you to attend all of our courses and class meetings, we understand that you may have prior training or experience in some of the topics that we will cover. We also understand that your schedule may not permit you to attend all of the class meetings. If this is the case, please contact us so that we can understand your situation. Please note that three of the eight weeks is dedicated for you to practice what you will learn in the course - there will be no classes to attend during these three weeks.

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