Oh to be 18-24 again! Got an email today advertising a free one-week training for student activists put on by Greenpeace and Seventh Generation called Change It 2006.
The Program includes:
Speakers: A range of inspiring keynotes and panelists speaking about their experiences on the front lines of global change
Strategy: An intensive campaign simulation program that will train you in campus organizing, campaign strategy, and corporate campaigning
Media: Learn how to use media to amplify your impact: Press conferences, Writing News Releases, Pitching Reporters
Skills: Get the best trainings out there in basic organizing techniques: Running Meetings, Developing Leaders, Running a Successful Group, Recruiting
Action: Winning bold victories requires bold action: Direct Action, Lobbying, Event Planning
Anti-oppression: In any great struggle, it is essential to know the underlying conditions: Overcoming Class and Racial Barriers in Organizing
Hands-on Experience: No activist gathering is complete without action: An Actual Press Event
And they pay for travel, room and board, in addition to the training.
If you know any young people who might benefit from this program, tell them to get on it, the deadline is April 30th.