Our first-ever Organizing 101 workshop this week was a success. If you’re looking to learn campaign basics and start working on issues right in your community, don’t miss out on the last two workshops in this series.
SF Bicycle Coalition members from all over the city — and as far away as San Rafael — joined us on to dig into community organizing basics, starting with the concept of “issue identification,” the first step in any campaign, where community needs are identified.
We brainstormed problems in our communities, which ranged from street safety in Golden Gate Park to lack of community-building in our neighborhoods. Then, we discussed how to whittle broader problems into issues that would inspire people to work together on campaigns. By the end, everyone identified clear-cut issues and was ready to begin driving change.
Our next workshop will focus on power-mapping, a useful tool to think strategically about our communities, our networks and ways to build people power to advance a campaign. Did you miss the first workshop? Don’t worry. Everyone is welcome, and our goal is to make all workshops open and accessible for our members whether you’re able to attend just one or all three workshops. RSVP with the window below, and we look forward to seeing you there.
|Organizing 102: Power-mapping to Win
Tuesday, May 15 — 6:00 – 7:30 pm
|We’ll talk through the difference between strategies and tactics. Building off of the first workshop, we’ll then analyze power dynamics around your chosen issue and target.|
|Organizing 103: Driving Home the Victory
Tuesday, May 29 — 6:00 – 7:30 pm
|We’ll teach you how to tell you and your community’s story to push for your chosen issue and win your advocacy effort.|
Please get in touch with organizer firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or special accommodation needs. Our offices and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Secure bike parking provided on site.