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Community Conversations for Equity
June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
If we are going to be successful in organizing our power, we need a strong sense of purpose and we need skills. On June 10, Chainbreaker’s Tomás Rivera will set the tone and the target, presenting the overarching purpose of the training and the unfolding campaign: equity in Santa Fe, which can lead to equity across New Mexico and the US. He will be followed by Mark Diaz Truman, a community organizer from ABQ who was trained by Marshall Ganz, the principal strategist for César Chávez for 16 yrs. and then the strategist for the brilliant 2008 Obama campaign. He will introduce the principles of effective community organizing, provide training in active listening and the use of effective communication skills designed to engage and form connection with your audience/listener. After Mark, Katharine Clark who studied under George Lakoff will train us in the use of moral language and how to reframe issues so our messages can be heard by people who may not share our perspective.
We know that we need to begin talking with others, we need to listen, we need to engage our entire community. This training will provide the tools for doing so. Participation in this training will provide you tools for all forms of community activism and political conversation, not just in this initiative but in conversations with friends and family in 2018, 2020, and beyond. Most importantly, this is the first step in what hopes to be a truly inspiring and rewarding journey: the path to equity in Santa Fe and across our country. It won’t happen without you.
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TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN THE JEMEZ ROOM ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CAMPUS. FOLLOW THE SIGNS and/or DOWNLOAD AN SFCC CAMPUS MAP HERE: http://w2.sfcc.edu/files/maps/College-Loop2013.pdf
The scope of this training has shifted slightly from the original intent. Read about why here: https://retakeourdemocracy.org/2017/05/27/equity-santa-fe-a-journey-for-all-of-us/