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Community Organizing Institute

What is the Community Organizing Institute?

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CCESL offers an annual community organizing institute that equips participants with tools to effectively bring about social change. Community organizing topics covered include: privilege and oppression, identities, self-interest, collective self-interest, power, one-to-one interviews, and planning and implementing a public action plan.

The institute features innovative, small-group activities as well as large-group discussion and a working lunch, during which participants can practice one-to-one skills.

The event is open to DU students, faculty, and staff and kicks off with a keynote address from a leading community organizer.

This year the Community Organizing Institute will be held on October 6th with speaker Angela Cobian.

All students in CCESL programs should plan to attend this institute. Students who have previously completed this institute are eligible to serve as student leaders/facilitators at the institute.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Schweigert at alexandra.schweigert@du.edu, or at 303-871-3328.

Community Organizing Handbook

Community Organizing Institute

The CCESL staff has written a Community Organizing Handbook (PDF) that we use in the institute, civic engagement programs and courses.

This handbook can be used to develop public skills and organize people for change. We provide this online tool as a public resource.

If you have questions, or would like to print or distribute this handbook, please contact us at 303-871-3706, or at ccesl@du.edu.

Angela Cobian

Biography Coming Soon

Registration

Register for the 2017 Community Organzing Institute here