Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fight the Power, bro

I know this is in NYC, but it's an important resource.

NYC United for Peace and Justice Alert 212-868-5545 Click to subscribe

Start a Peace Group in Your Neighborhood!
Workshop, Wed. Dec. 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Many people are asking the question: How are we going to end this war? NYC-UFPJ is responding with a Neighborhood Organizing Project to get more and more people involved in taking a stand for peace.
We are providing training and resources to people who want to start a peace group in their neighborhood (school, house of worship, etc.)Very local neighborhood based organizations reach people who are opposed to the war but haven't known how to get involved.
They make activism accessible! And there is not set menu for these types of groups. It could be a small group of just a few people or a larger group and the group could organize occasional events or have more elaborate plans of weekly or monthly meetings or actions.
Mostly importantly, neighborhood groups provide a way for people to be doing something to end the war with like-minded people in their communities.You can make this happen in your neighborhood! Join us for a training session on Wednesday, Dec. 12 on how to start a peace group in your neighborhood.
It will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the UFPJ office, 630 9th Ave, suite 216, between 44th and 45th Sts. Experienced organizers will give you the nuts and bolts for how to begin.

These are some of the questions that we will discuss.
What are the steps for creating a new group?
What kind of meetings do people enjoy and want to attend?
What are the elements of a successful group?
What activities and projects can neighborhood groups organize?
When is it important for local groups to work independently and when should they work together?

Please call 212-868-5545 or email to RSVP.

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