Community-Based Activism Political Advocacy & Social Change

Course Description

Members of equality organizations are stakeholders in the change they seek to achieve. As stakeholders, they can become agents or change, or activists. Grassroots organizing and community-based activism encourage a higher level of buy-in from members in a community or in an organization. Community-based activism animates collaboration and the mobilization of resources. The adage, “Think Globally, Act Locally” illustrates the place where people can make a difference — where they live, in their particular community. And, the sum of these individual impacts creates the global change. A working knowledge of community-based activism is necessary for leadership within a social change organization.

Registration Fee: $400

Thought Leaders

Sam Brinton

The Trevor Project, Washington, DC, Legal Issues & Advocacy

Bishop Tonyia Rawls

Freedom Center for Social Justice