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Initiating Community Change Training

April 29, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Regional Center for Healthy Communities (MetroWest) invites you to a training on: Initiating Community Change With the Beehive Collective

To register, email: rchctrainings@healthier-communities.org or call 617.441.0700

Initiating community change can often seem intimidating and overwhelming to try and tackle as an individual or organization. The Regional center is very excited to host a training by The Beehive Collective featuring Joshua Kahn Russell. They will provide you with practical skills, tools and examples of how to mobilize change in your community. The Collective is a completely volunteer-run grassroots organization based in Maine focused on social justice issues, community mobilization and change. They provide healthy visual representation of the complex issues our society is facing (if you’re not sure exactly what that looks like please check out their amazing website below!). They will share with us their graphic making methods, organizing strategy and hands-on skills, combined with stories and inspiration from across different social movements they work with.

We also have the privilege of welcoming Joshua Kahn Russell as a co-presenter. Russell is an organizer working to bridge movements for ecological balance and racial justice. He is a strategy and non-violent direct action trainer and has experience coordinating and building capacity for coalitions across the nation with a focus on youth involvement. Get ready for a high-energy, interactive, graphic-based picture-experience

Topics may include:

* Historical case studies to understand social movements

* Using best practices to build, maintain and grow a coalition

* Building alignment within your group and ensuring sustainable change

* The Beehive Collectives’ examples of successful ways to use creative resources to mobilize community change

* And you can share your successes and challenges in promoting community change!

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Location: The Watertown Free Public Library 123 Main Street Watertown, MA.

Trainers: The Beehive Collective featuring Joshua Kahn Russell from AID & ABET. You can find more information on The Beehive Collective @ http://www.beehivecollective.org/ And Joshua Kahn Russell @ http://aidandabet.org/roster/russell-joshua-kahn

Cost: The workshop is free. However there is a $35 fee for no-shows. So please let us know in advance if you will be unable to attend!

To register: Email rchctrainings@healthier-communities.org your name, organization and contact details or by calling 617.441.0700 and asking to register for the Initiating Community Change Workshop.

If you have any questions about the content of the training or would like assistance determining if this work shop is for you, please call Elizabeth Theriault at the Regional Center – 617.441.0700.


April 29, 2011
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Watertown Free Public Library