Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Free Student Activism Training

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.


  1. Anonymous4:09 AM

    I interviewed some of the participants in last year's programme for the Greenpeace podcast, and I gotta say they gave me hope. In my day (I'm OLD) student activism was the rule rather than exception. But these recruits are a sign of intelligent life on US campuses.

  2. Thanks for the links to the podcasts, Brian. I didn't know Greenpeace had a podcast and I'm always looking for new ones to listen to.

  3. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Sorry for reading this article late and not having been able to contribute meaningfully.
    I am Beloved Chiweshe ,the secretary general of the zimbabwe national students union,where student activism is facing challenges due to the laws of Robert Mugabe.
    I am more thn willing to be part of such programmes, keep me updated and i want to join your mail list.
    My adress is


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