Workshops

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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On the Campaign Trail: Perspectives and Lessons Learned from First-Time Candidates

Thinking of running for office? Or just interested in what it’s like on a political campaign? Join in a lively ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Formula for Success: How Do Education and the Racial Wealth Gap Impact the American Dream

This workshop invites participants to debate and discuss the idea of education as the great ‘leveler’ in U.S. society, the ...
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Health Care is a Human Right! Stopping the Attacks on our Health.

Missouri state lawmakers are considering several proposals that would cut funding for health and mental health services. In Kansas, recent ...
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Moving from Grievance to Governance: Strategic Use of Statewide Ballot Initiatives to Win Long-Term Political Power in Missouri

We will discuss our work to build grassroots, volunteer-based community organizing infrastructure as a means to run ballot initiatives and ...
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Rethinking the Game Plan: Making ProActive Policy Change On a Local Level

Grounded in current and past examples of success, this workshop will cover the strategies that advocates and elected officials can ...
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Non-Violent Direct Action 101

Nonviolence is a strategy that has been crucial in transforming societies the world over. Join Mike Enriquez and Nick Pickrell ...
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Organizing 101: Setting People on Fire

A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire. But no one is born a ...
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The Racist History Behind the Attack on Workers

Racism has been and continues to be the primary dividing line in American neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. We will explore ...
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Reproductive Justice and Movement Building

Across our nation and in our state, reproductive rights and health care are under attack. We must build a foundational ...
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Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System

This panel explores the touch points within our criminal justice system where bias and comes into play and highlights the ...
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Indivisible 101: Tools and Tactics for Making Your Voice Heard

In this hands-on, skills-building workshop, learn from the local organizers of Indivisible about the best techniques for engaging your elected ...
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Beyond Trump: How We Got into This Mess

Trump did not make the moment. The moment and the movement made Trump. We will examine how the far right ...
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No Ban, No Wall: Perspectives from the Immigrant Community

In this panel discussion, learn more about the experiences and challenges of immigrants in our country and how things have ...
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