Escuelitas 2019

Announcing Escuelitas 2019!

Regional trainings for Latinx change-makers interested in building political home and collective power.

 

Join us this summer in Greensboro, NC; San Antonio, TX; and Denver, CO! Two summers ago, we held our first series of  Mijente Escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen the community of Latinx changemakers who can take on the attacks of our time and seize the opportunities to transform our future. The training will focus on looking at different historical and international examples of organizing, exploring what it means to create political home together, identifying ways to plug-in, and practicing concrete skills to be the movement-builders that we need.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 1 ½ days of in-person training focused on Mijente’s strategies for building Latinx power, overview of our membership structure, political analysis and opportunities for building Mijente as a political home.
  • Escuelitas will happen between June-August of 2019 in 3 different locations and are open to 30-40 participants for each training.
  • Escuelitas are interactive, hands-on trainings that require active participation and engagement from participants. We’ll be using group discussions, popular education, theater and presentations throughout the agenda to engage multiple learning styles.

PARTICIPANT CRITERIA

  • Mijente members ready to host ongoing meetups, build local circles in your area, join or start national crews.
  • Latinx folks/potential members eager to learn more about Mijente’s work, membership and ways to plug in.
  • Must be able to participate in the entire training starting Saturday morning (til 5PM) and evening Sunday afternoon (by 2PM).

Sign-up for one of the weekend-long Escuelitas below:

Greensboro – June 29-30 – Purchase Tickets

San Antonio – August 3-4 – Purchase Tickets

Denver – August 24-25 – Purchase Tickets

Interested participants are encouraged to take advantage of the $25 member registration by becoming members at members.mijente.net

Registration includes costs associated with organizing the meeting (site, interpretation, materials, childcare, etc.), breakfast and lunch during the training. Need based scholarships are available, email salem@mijente.net for more info.

Solidarity housing may be available in people’s homes and limited travel support is available upon request. Please indicate if you’ll need it on your registration form. Looking forward!

Mijente Escuelitas Program Agenda 2019

Day 1 – Saturday 9am-5:30pm

Breakfast 8AM

8:30-9:00AM

BREAKFAST

9:00-10AM

WELCOME

10:00-12:30PM

MIJENTE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND WHAT’S POSSIBLE

12:30-1:30PM

LUNCH

1:30-2:30PM

BUILDING POWER WITHIN, WITHOUT, & AGAINST THE STATE

15 mins

BREAK

2:45-4:45PM

GETTING IN FORMATION CON MIJENTE

4:45-5:15PM

CLOSING

 

Day 2 – Sunday 9am-3pm

9:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:00AM

WELCOME + RECAP

10:00-11:30AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session 1

MAY THE FUERZA BE WITH US

Session 2

DIGITAL ORGANIZING 101

Session 3

TBD

11:30-12:30PM

FAQ/WTF: QUE ONDA MIJENTE

11:30-12:30PM

LUNCH

1:00-2:00PM

¿Y AHORA QUE? BUILDING OUR POWER

2:00-2:30

EVALUATION + CLOSE