[act-ma] Democracy School Training this Friday & Saturday

Kevin Ferreira kferreira at miracoalition.org
Tue Mar 10 09:49:10 PDT 2015

Hi all:

We wanted to reach out to everyone to let you know about our annual Democracy
this Friday and Saturday!

At this training we will *explore the impacts of structural racism on our
democracy*. Participate in dialogues, learn and role play effective
strategies and gain skills in building solidarity movements.The training
will be facilitated by the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and other
experts. See below for more information.

There are scholarships available! To apply, complete the application
attached and send it to Thalita Dias,tdias at miracoalition.org *by the end of
the day tomorrow* (Wednesday, March 11).

Tendremos traducción en Español para quienes lo soliciten a través de
tdias at miracoalition.org, Spanish translation is available by request,
please email tdias at miracoalition.org if needed.

In solidarity,
Kevin Ferreira
Organizing Intern
MIRA Coalition
kferreira at miracoalition.org || 617.383.4466

Democracy School 2015

*on Structural Racism & Diversity *

*March 13 -14 at SEIU 1199 in Dorchester, MA *

We are excited to invite you to attend our signature annual training *Democracy
School 2015*

*Friday, March 13th 12-5pm, and Saturday, March 14th 9-5pm  *

*at SEIU 1199 (150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02125, by
JFK T Station)*

Democracy School - the annual cornerstone of our leadership training
trajectory - offers two days of training and leadership development.
Together with community leaders from MIRA member organizations and
cross-movement groups, participants will learn a framework that can help
better name and address structural racism in our communities, explore how
systematic racism undermines democracy, participate in dialogues on the
impacts of structural racism and powerful responses, brainstorm effective
techniques for addressing structural racism in our work, and more.

Democracy School will be a good fit for community leaders, student
activists and organizers advocating for social justice. Together, we will
engage and draw on learning from local stories and history. It will be
facilitated by Donna Bivens from the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and
José López from BPS.

*Workshop Topics Will Include*:

   - What's Race Got to Do with It? Stories and Histories
   - Understanding Structural Racism: Defining Race is Defining Racism
   - Seeing Systems: Exploring Race, Privilege and Power
   - Strategies for Cross-sector Collaboration

*Registration Fee (including training materials and meals): *$30
members/$50 non-members/$25 students (Scholarships available!)


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