ACTION NAME: Cross-cultural organizing workshop
DATES: Apr 24, 2010 through Apr 24, 2010
TIME: 10:00 am
ORGANIZATION: Coastal Progressives of Lincoln and South Tillamook Counties
DESCRIPTION: Cross-cultural organizing workshop offered in Newport
Coastal Progressives of Lincoln County, Centro de Ayuda and the Rural Organizing Project invite community members to a free half-day popular education workshop presented by Equipo Maiz, our friends from El Salvador, on Saturday, April 24. Nelson Orellana of Equipo Maiz will facilitate a workshop that provides a space for reflection and mutual learning across race and culture lines. Participants will learn about popular education methodology as an opportunity to pool our collective knowledge and experience and then take action for positive change
Founded In 1983, in the midst of El Salvador's brutal civil war, Equipo Maiz facilitates popular education workshops and training programs for grassroots organizations and the general population of El Salvador, focusing on leadership development, economic justice, gender equality, environmental issues and civic participation. They also develop educational materials that seek to explain, through simple text and lively, evocative drawings, issues of political and social relevance.
Popular education is a highly participatory learning process that empowers people to understand their experiences within a broader context and then take action for social change. Add your voice on Saturday April 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and be a part of this process! For the location and more information, please RSVP to Kari Koch email@example.com. or 503.543.8417.