BRU School for Grassroots Organizing
The Bus Riders Union (BRU) is excited to announce our 2nd annual School for Grassroots Organizing! The School will be a fun and dynamic way to provide the opportunity for marginalized people to learn and share concrete skills to become life-long organizers for social justice. Last year's 10 School graduates all expressed that they learnt innumerable skills which they continue to use as they organize in their communities today.
In a supportive, challenging and creative environment, school participants will learn both the theory and the practice of organizing. We will talk about imperialism - capitalism, patriarchy and systemic racism/national oppression and engage with the history of exploitation and resistance both locally and globally. We will talk about the nuts and bolts of organizing - strategies and tactics based concretely on the example of the BRU and other inspiring case studies. Participants will learn to build consciousness and mobilize their communities, strategize and carry out grassroots campaigns, and train for a lifetime of organizing.
We encourage those interested to send in an application. New and experienced activists and organizers are encouraged to apply to participate in the School. We prioritize and welcome women and people from communities of colour and Aboriginal communities.
Applications are due by Friday, May 6 and we will notify applicants by May 11 as to whether or not they have been accepted.