[HCCN] Reminder: Annual GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops), September 17-19 in Lincolnville--Registration/other information

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Fri Sep 3 10:44:08 EDT 2010

Please pass along to others in your group or area. Thanks.

GROW is filling up, but room for more for this exciting and  
stimulating weekend. Please spread the word and come if you can. See  
below for ALL the details:

GROW New England's


September 17-19, 2010

Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Lincolnville, ME, in the beautiful Camden Hills


Why GROW New England?
(GrassRoots Organizing Workshops)

We believe in a better world where there is:

* Respect for civil liberties
* Commitment to nonviolent conflict resolution
* Economic justice and rights for all
* Affordable health care, housing, and education
* A healthy environment and sustainable living practices
* Celebration of diversity in age, race, gender, etc.

Join new and experienced activists from Northern New England as we:

Learn and teach about the "big picture" of social change.

* Gain new organizing skills.
* Learn about successful models throughout the region.
* Celebrate successes.


In order to create a world
that provides for the well-being
of everyone, we have to ORGANIZE!

In order to take back our power
we have to ORGANIZE.

In order to ORGANIZE
we need to gather, learn, share and
plan with each other.


Comments from past GROW weekends:

“It was the best experience of my life.  The weekend felt like a
community-building utopia.”

“Wonderful. Took away exactly what I was hoping to gain from the  

"I've made several contacts for future projects and allies for my life's
mission. GROW made me grow.”

"I learned far more than I ever expected as well as dusted off my old
skills. The ability to meet and get to know so many other social justice
minded people was phenomenal."


GROW Weekend Schedule

Friday September 17th   1:00-4:30 pm

Making a Difference:
Skills for the Effective Organizer

This workshop provides an overview of social change organizing for
people new to the role, as well as an opportunity for seasoned
organizers  to reflect on why they continue to choose this work.
Experienced organizers are encouraged to attend in order to share and

5:00 pm Friday, September 17th - 4:30 pm Sunday, October 19th - weekend
workshop series commences.

Cost: $10 - $80 (pay what you can/all welcome) includes housing (bring
bedding), meals, all workshops, use of facilities and nearby outdoor

In addition to workshops (see list), GROW will use interactive methods
to help attendees develop their skills in planning actions and becoming
better organizers.


Workshops Topics Include:

Campaign Planning

Organizing 101

Power Analysis

Organizing Democratically

Building Diverse Groups

How to influence public policy

Participant-led skill shares


Accessibility: Facility is fully accessible.

Child Care:  Provided, at no cost, during workshop times only. Those
bringing children must register by September 7th.

Food: Meals will be supplied (included in cost) and will offer both meat
& vegetarian/vegan options. We can make individual adjustments as  
Attendees will be asked to help with meal preparation or cleanup.

Travel Costs:  If you need help with travel costs, please contact us.
Check the web site or call a contact person for ride sharing options.

Registration:  We encourage people to register by September 7th, though
last minute registrations will be accepted as space permits (not  
usually a problem).
Registration materials and directions will be e/mailed after you  


Registration Form

Zip code_________________
Email _________________________________

Please Check all that Apply:

___I am registering for the September 17-19 weekend

Enclosed is $_____  Check payable to:
“Resources for Organizing and Social Change” (ROSC). Partial payment is
OK. Remainder due when you arrive.

___I need childcare. Please list ages of children.

Ride Share: (also check website)
___I need a ride from_____________________
___I can offer a ride from _________________

Please note any other special accommodations

Return this form, preferably by Sept. 7th, to:
GROW New England/ROSC,
161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951
or email to rosc at psouth.net.

For registration questions:

Iggy, 207-415-4458, iggy19 at riseup.net
Jacqui, 207.934.1911, jacquio50 at yahoo.com
Larry, 207-525-7776, rosc at psouth.net


GROW New England

GROW-ing Stronger Together

For New and Experienced
Grassroots Organizers in
Vermont, Maine, & New Hampshire
to Learn More about
Creating Grassroots Social Change

A project of ROSC, 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951

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