Curious about community organizing? The CPGC, in conjunction with Haverford House, is proud to present an in-depth workshop covering the ins and outs of organizing for social change. This workshop features a panel of distinguished speakers from the Philadelphia area who will share structural models and advice, informed by their own experiences from a variety of fields, for organizing a movement for social change.
The speakers include professionals in the political, food justice, and labor fields, with experience working for the Philadelphia Green Party, Mariposa Food Coop in West Philadelphia, First Suburbs Coalition, United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the Committee of Seventy.
The workshop will have three sections. Over open lunch provided by the CPGC from 12-1, speakers will share a bit of their backgrounds and meet and converse with CPGC students, faculty, and staff. From 1-2, speakers will present to the group the mechanics of how organize for social change within their respective fields. From 2-3, speakers will answer questions from the audience and the moderator, and will be available to students interested in asking individual questions or learning more about the presenters’ work.
We encourage you to attend all three hours of the workshop but please feel free to join us for any period of time you have available.
Leah Pillsbury: Mariposa Food Coop, Capital Campaign Manager; Committee of Seventy, former Director of Civic Programs.
Danielle Redden: Community Organizer, First Suburbs Project; Student, University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government.
Hugh Giordano: United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Organizer; Green Party of Philadelphia, Party leader and candidate.
Moderator: Luke McKinstry HC’10 Haverford House Fellow
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