Workshop - Community Organizing: Tools and Tales from Local Leaders

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (ET)


Location: Barus & Holley 166

 6:30 - 8:00pm

About the workshop:
Local community organizers will share concrete tools for community organizing to engage, empower, and elevate and to build power that leads to action. This is a joint workshop with the Bonner Community Fellows.

Guests include:
Ivette Luna is currently Lead Consumer Engagement Specialist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, leading a team that focuses on helping members navigate their benefits.  Prior to joining BCBRSI, she was Organizing Director with Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, where she worked on political and issues campaigns. 

Marco McWilliams is an educator and public scholar of African-American history. He is the founding instructor of a community-based Black Studies Freedom School in Providence and the founding organizer of the Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) Black Studies Program. 

Elizabeth Ochs ‘07.5, is an education consultant in Providence focusing on student-centered learning and social justice. She has previously served as the Constituent Organizer at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and founded and directed the Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative at Central Falls High School. She graduated from Brown with a concentration in Urban Studies.

Marti Rosenberg, Adjunct Professor at the Taubman Center, is the Project Director of Rhode Island's State Innovation Model Test Grant (SIM) which is aimed at health system transformation, helping the state move from a system based on volume to one focused on value. Before leading SIM, Marti was the Program Director of The Providence Plan's Health Initiative. She has served as Development Director of USAction in Washington, DC. leading the advocacy for the Affordable Care Act, and she led the progressive community labor coalition Ocean State Action for 11 years.
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