popular education

WORKSHOP @ JWJ Conference: Human Rights and Organizing: The Grassroots Struggle for Universal Healthcare

WORKSHOP BLOCK 1: August 6th, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM -- Embassy

Human Rights and Organizing: The Grassroots Struggle for Universal Healthcare

Presented by Vermont Workers’ Center - JWJ

Overview: The Vermont Workers’ Center has just achieved a historic victory to pass the country’s first universal healthcare law. We will breakdown how we won this fight, share key tools and strategies, and discuss the potential for building nationally on this issue.

This workshop will highlight:

* Popular education tools for healthcare organizing

PULL TOGETHER: Building a Movement for Climate Justice

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room
Montpelier, VT

We often hear about green jobs, climate change, carbon footprints, renewable energy and more, but what does this actually mean for us – students, working class people, community members – in our everyday lives?

Come join the first bi-monthly "PULL Together" to learn how climate and environmental justice are bringing people together, in their own communities and with communities across the world, to find solutions to the crises we face.

20 Community Leaders Complete Solidarity School

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Congratulations to the 20 community and workplace leaders who completed Solidarity School 2009, a comprehensive community and workplace organizing training. They developed skills for organizing, planning strategic campaigns, and fighting intersecting oppressions, and building a movement. We look forward to seeing all the great work Solidarity School participants continue to do in their communities. Solidarity School graduates will be recognized at our Annual Membership Assembly and Dinner on June 6th, 2009.

170+ Attend VWC Workshops on Anti-racism & Building A Social Justice Movement

catalyst_barre.jpgFrom October 25 - November 2nd the Vermont Workers' Center held seven workshops around the state on Anti-racism & Building A Social Justice Movement with trainers from the Catalyst Project. Participants included high school and college students, teachers, union leaders, state employees, retirees, Americorp volunteers and Vermont non-profit staff. Here's what one participant sent us: