May 29, 2012 in Teach-In
When: Thursday, May 31, 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Where: The Deer Pile space, upstairs from City O’ City, 206 East 13th Avenue
Who: Jason McKain, Co-Executive Director of the Colorado Progressive Coalition
This teach-in is designed to provide an in-depth look at contemporary U.S. community organizing through an international lens. Focusing on the similarities and differences in organizing between these varied approaches will allow attendees to focus in on new hybrid models of organizing. These new models will be discussed in practical, hand-on terms that will assist attendees plan and implement new kinds of community organizing to create change.
Jason McKain has been organizing communities throughout the Western United States for the last 15 years on a number of environmental, social justice and independent media initiatives. Additionally, Jason spent time studying and taking part in organizing around the world. He has been on the ground organizing and studying organizing in Chiapas, Mexico; Caracas, Venezuela; Northern Spain; and, finally, British Columbia.