Media Saavy in an Age of “Alternative Facts” and “Fake News”

This workshop will examine three key topics in media: (1) facts and values; (2) scientific information; and (3) types of media biases that are not discussed in the many articles and popular discussions of fake news. We’ll break down these underlying non-political biases and provide hands on tools for analyzing any news source. Attendees will […]

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We are America Too: Dispelling Myths and Lies about Islam

In the wake of the election and the subsequent rise in hate crimes against Muslim Americans, this workshop will help to dispel myths about Islam and who Muslims are. Come to broaden your understanding of Islam and the issues that Muslims face in America today, and how you can be an ally. Dr Moussa is […]

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Media Tools for Grassroots Organizing

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of using both traditional and social media to boost a grassroots organizing campaign. Hear about how to attract press attention to your issues and events and develop relationships with reporters. Develop the skills to express your message effectively and ensure that those affected by […]

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Refugees in the Heartland: Stories and Issues

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the challenges and experience of refugees in the settlement process as they arrive in our country. Deepen your understanding of the refugee community, hear their stories and learn how to get engaged in helping refugees in your own city. Dr. Sofia Khan is a local physician and mother […]

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Law School for the Public: Practical Law and What You Should Know

In this discussion-based and skills building workshop, attendees will learn about the changing legal landscape, with specific attention to the administration’s efforts to curb Constitutional rights, and how public citizens can respond. Attendees will leave this workshop with a better understanding of practical law and legal concerns around key issues like First Amendment protections and […]

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Contemplative Mind for Compassionate Action

In order to sustain our movement to create a lasting social change, time spent in contemplation is not only the criteria to, but is part of that change. We will hear how contemplation and action are integrally entwined, action stemming from the Source of goodness and justice within. We will learn contemplative practices and tools […]

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Sanctuary & Resisting the Anti-Immigrant Movement

This workshop will explain what it means to be a welcoming community. Whether you work through your neighborhood, through your faith community, or through your affinity organization, you can better open your mind and heart to the immigrant community. You will get an overview of immigrant rights, and the hurdles that aspiring Americans face under […]

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Art for Social Change

The arts have long been a force for social change. In our current resistance, how can musicians, visual artists, dancers, actors, and other artists impact the national conversation and support progressive values? In this workshop, discuss the history of the arts in social change movements, discuss current arts activism opportunities to be supported and developed […]

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Its Not Populism

To understand Trump voters we must understand nationalism. Devin burghart is vice president of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and Petra Foundation fellow. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort.

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