Last fall, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition announced a four-part series of community organizing and writing workshops. Those trainings are now coming to Southern West Virginia. The trainings will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg.
There will be four in-depth trainings, including Organizing 101, Negotiation Skills, Community-Building, and Writing/Communications. Trainers are Stephen Smith and Kate Long.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with “EP Training” in the subject heading. Lunch is provided and training is free; donations are welcome.
There will also be a special lunchtime presentation on the Try This initiative. Folks who are interested in healthy lifestyles and community development are encouraged to attend.
The classes to be offered are:
• “Organizing 101: Six Steps for Making Change,” with Stephen Smith
• “The Melian Debate: Practicing the Skills of Power and Negotation,” with Stephen Smith
• “Language as an Organizing Tool: Writing and Talks that Grab People,” with Kate Long
• “Build a Neighborhood: Organizing, Team-Building, and Poverty,” with Stephen Smith
All classes have limited capacity, so people are encouraged to register early.