YOUNG Campaigns

Saturday, 24 August 2019 - 9:00am
Siteworks 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We're looking for young people who want to step up their economic justice advocacy to attend a super special 2-day momentum organising training with Katie McChesney, Co-Founder of the US Sunrise movement.

Over two days, Katie will lead an introductory training to the Momentum organising model, as well as sharing lessons from the Green New Deal campaign in the US.

The Sunrise Movement have remade American climate politics using the Momentum model. Momentum fuses the strengths of structure-based organising and mass protest to provide the tools and frameworks to build massive, decentralised social movements.

Drawing on lessons and skills from contemporary and historic social movements, the curriculum of this two day training is designed to give campaigners and organisers the tools to build progressive popular movements to win.

How much does it cost?
We have a bunch of scholarships if you're a young person looking to lead and organise economic justice campaigning. Just fill out the scholarship form here:

Costs for small to large NGO works on a sliding scale.

What is Momentum?
Momentum is an organising model for transformational change. By combining and systematizing best practices from past movements, critical movement theory, and applicable skills, momentum encourage organisers to dream about big change, and give them the tools to make it happen.

Built on the foundation of nonviolent civil resistance developed by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Momentum synthesizes the lessons of various 20th century movements to inform a new generation of organisers as they build popular movements capable of shifting the political terrain. You might have read a bit about it in the popular book by Mark and Paul Engler This is an Uprising.

Who is Katie McChesney?
Katie McChesney is co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a youth led movement that is working to make climate change and economic injustice urgent priorities across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

The Sunrise Movement is leading the charge for a Green New Deal in America. Since their sit-in at Nancy Pelosi office launched the Green New Deal onto the national and global agenda, the Sunrise Movement have been training hundreds of new leaders, supporting new local hubs and building power for the long term to win transformational change in America.
Previously Katie was a leader in the fossil fuel divestment movement, spending 6 years at training and supporting divestment organisers across America.

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