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Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs: Visioning, Networking and Skill Building

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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PLEASE JOIN US for a gathering of organizers, activists, leaders, and educators committed to the movement for racial justice in the suburbs. This is a unique opportunity to get to know each other, share strategies, learn about policy issues, and strengthen our efforts.


9:00am – 9:30am Coffee and Networking
9:30am – 10:45am Keynote: George Lakey
11:00am – 12:30pm Workshops
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:45pm – 3:00pm Panel and Q&A
3:15pm – 4:45pm Movement Building: Now What?


Organizer George Lakey will deliver the morning keynote with lessons from his lifetime involved with successful peoples’ campaigns to target government or corporate decision makers to change real policies and practices.

II. WORKSHOPS (Please click on the “+” sign for workshop details.)

Building Successful Local Campaigns—Playing Your Role
Affordable Housing: Campaign Options for Local Organizing
Eliminating Harmful Native American Stereotypes: Obstacles and Opportunities
Incarceration and Water Injustice
Street Outreach in White Communities
White People's Role in Challenging White Supremacy


After lunch there will be a panel featuring workshop presenters and other local organizers discussing and answering questions about their current campaigns and especially how suburban organizing can most effectively connect and contribute to the success of these local and state campaigns.

IV. PLENARY: Networking and Movement Building Session

At the end of the day we will gather to strengthen networking and resource sharing locally and regionally. We will also invite participation in forming plans and next steps for building the anti-racism movement together.

PRESENTERS (Please click on the “+” sign for presenter information.)

George Lakey
Claudia Fox Tree
Martin Henson
Heather Leavell
Christine Maguire
Kelley Ready
Mary Regan
Atara Rich-Shea
Isaac Simon Hodes
Linda Thomas


The Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs (AROS) working group is a joint project of Community Change, Inc (CCI) and the Winchester Multicultural Network (WMCN) to create greater capacity for movement building, greater alignment for joint campaigns, greater alignment for joint campaigns, and the strengthening of shared resources for effecting systemic change in suburban communities.

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First United Methodist Church
645 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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