Here at Brandeis, we have many activists 🙂
Community organizing a a great skill to have in the real world and on campus. Jewish Organizing Initiative is hosting a great opportunity for students to learn a unique skill: story telling.
I know the emphasis is Jewish, but the application is universal, and sounds interesting!
Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI) Information Session & Community Organizing Training
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 6:00 – 7:30pm
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan Student Center
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
* Reserved: Conference room
Storytelling: An Organizing Skill
Join current Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI) fellows, recruiters, and Brandeis alumni during their visit to campus. You will practice storytelling, an important organizing skill, and understand how organizing is an important tool for implementing social change. Participants in the session will also learn more about the year-long fellowship, which places participants in Social Justice- oriented organizing jobs. JOI recruits young Jewish adults from all over the world for a year of leadership training that includes: working for social and economic justice, Jewish learning, training in grassroots community organizing skills, and Jewish community building.
The fellowship year involves work in social justice community or labor organizations, generally in low-income community organizations, (sometimes in the Jewish community) and bi-weekly learning and reflection about organizing for justice, Judaism and community building. Learn more about JOI at www.jewishorganizing.org.