Organizing for Social Equity and Community Rebuilding will bring together people, ideas and stories from across the Gulf Coast and the nation to examine how recent events in this area relate to the dynamics at play in other communities across the country, not necessarily impacted by a natural disaster.
Through a thought-provoking array of insightful presentations, panel discussions, and participatory dialogue, we will delve into questions such as:
- How can we bring resident together to rebuild not just the physical assets of the community but its social fabric?
- How can residents truly control the development of their community when its economic and social foundation has eroded? What steps do we as organizers take to make sure all residents have a seat at the table?
- How can we we effectively organize ourselves to use the community rebuilding process as an opportunity to address long-standing social, economic and racial issues?
- How can community builders and organizers respond effectively to dramatic population shifts in a community, welcoming new residents and cultures while respecting the existing communities?
Participants will take away effective new strategies, tactics and best practices to address similar issues in their own communities.
|Community Organizer's Forum
Along with this exceptional one-day session, consider registering for the CB704--Community Organizer's Forum (Thursday-Friday). The forum, designed to complement your symposium experience, will gather community organizers, community builders and outreach staff to discuss with other practitioners "What's Next for Me?" It will provide extensive opportunities to engage in peer-to-peer sessions and share what the learnings from the symposium mean to your day-to-day work. Tuition: $390
The symposium fee is $145 and includes all materials, plenaries, workshops, light continental breakfast, luncheon with featured speaker, and the NeighborWorks Training Institute networking reception that evening. Registration fee not included. The pre-event registration deadline is closed. On-site registration begins December 10 at the New Orleans Marriott.
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