November 19, 2017
Groundswell, Reel Works, Spaceworks
Gowanus, Brooklyn

This annual Brooklyn-based workshop, cosponsored with Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY (NOCD-NY), brought together organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen our work and engage our creativity in organizing for community change. The day included a cultural organizing framework, hands on skill building workshops, case studies, networking, and resources.


9:30-10:00   Registration and Gathering

10:00-10:10 Welcome 

10:10 - 10:45 Cultural Organizing Framework 

10:45 - 11:25 Mapping the Room and Introductions

11:25-11:30 Announce Session 1 Workshops

11:35-1:05  Session 1 (four options, choose one)

BombaYo, Spark House, George Emilio Sanchez, Power Mapping 

1:05-1:40   Lunch

1:40-1:45   Getting Activated with Urban Bush Women

1:45-1:50   Announce Session 2  Workshops 

1:55-3:25     Session 2 (four options, choose one)

Chinatown Arts Brigade, Theatre of the Liberated, Cultural Organizing in the South, Urban Bush Women

3:25-3:35     Break and return to full group

3:35-3:45     Getting Activated with Urban Bush Women

3:45-3:50     Announce Session 3 Workshops and Walking Tour

3:55-5:25     Session 3  (four options, choose one)

Mobile Print Power, Story Circles, Gowanus: A Community at the Breaking Point (walking tour)

5:30-6:00     Reconvene in Full Group for Closing

6:00-7:00     Reception