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The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is doing an undoing racism training for women of color

If you’re in NYC on March 31 and April 1, the People’s Institute will be doing an undoing racism workshop just for women of color. If there is any way you can attend, this is the one to go to. It’s a transformative experience you will never forget.

  • DATE: MARCH 31, APRIL 1, 2012
  • PLACE: Fordham University, Bronx Campus entrance Fordham Road and 3rd Avenue
  • Time: Saturday 9AM -7PM
  • Sunday 9AM - 5PM
  • Requested Donation is $75.00 (this is less than 1/3 of the usual amount)

E-mail wocgroup@gmail.com for a registration form and more info.

Pass this along to any women of color you know.

Skills and tools alone will not make effective organizing. You must also understand racism, culture, history, leadership development, networking, and accountability. These must be the principles that shape the skills and tools as you organize. […] to do organizing in a humanistic way you must understand these principles along with the tools and skills.

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a talk given for the Anti-Racist Alliance by Ron Chisom, Co-founder of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

(Note: Are you listening, OWS?)

[…] I learned a lot of my community organizing from trial and error. I did things that I thought were right and I made a lot of mistakes. […] I didn’t use strategies. I just did what I thought was right. I didn’t strategize, I got mad. […] I didn’t understand the difference between a strategy and a tactic. I was doing tactics first and planning later. […] I had no right as an organizer to be organizing because I was mad. Of course, I was mad about what was going on. I had a right to be angry because that’s my community and these are my people. But I can’t be organizing without involving people in this process. […] I had people following me, but that’s all they were doing. […] In a sense, that’s like using people. […]

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a talk given for the Anti-Racist Alliance by Ron Chisom, Co-founder of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

(Note: Are you listening, OWS?)