Organizing Stories: Community Organizing 101

February 22, 2021

Workshop in conjunction with the class “HUM 352, Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance”

NEW DATE: Thurs, March 11 at 4:30-5:30 pm on Zoom
This event is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

Organizing Stories presents “Community Organizing 101,” a workshop with Trenton activist Darren “Freedom” Green. “Community Organizing 101” is sponsored in conjunction with the class “HUM 352, Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance” taught by Vance Smith and Nathan Davis. It is open to all undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty interested in the intersections between scholarly and activist work.

The third workshop in a year-long series features Darren “Freedom” Green, a longtime Trenton activist, public speaker, and former mayoral candidate. Green will lead a spirited workshop entitled “Community Organizing 101” about the ins-and-outs of local organizing and the integral role storytelling has played in his community outreach.

Organizing Stories is a student-driven project supported by the Humanities Council Exploratory Grant in the Humanities and founded and directed by  Autumn M. Womack (English; African American Studies) and Monica Huerta (English; American Studies). The project investigates the long histories of anti-racist activism, racial justice organizing, and coalition-building as they relate to questions of narrative, storytelling, and humanistic study more broadly.

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Organizing Stories receives its primary funding from the Humanities Council, with cosponsorship from The Center for Human Values, Department of African American Studies, African Humanities Colloquium, Dean of Faculty, and Department of English.

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