Alt-Ac(tivism) Activist in Residence: Let’s Get Free! Leadership for Transformative Organizing (Part 1)

Date: September 10, 2016 -September 11, 2016
Time: 9:00am Location: Friedl 107, East Campus, Duke University

A 3-part training session led by Alt-Ac(tivism)’s Activist in Residence, Sendolo Diaminah, and co-facilitated by area organizers Laila Nur & Kaji Reyes-Gertes.

We are living in a beautiful moment of global resistance. In communities worldwide and locally, everyday people are waking up and joining the struggle for justice: speaking truth to power, organizing their communities, and engaging in mass mobilizations. With increased interest and involvement there is also a growing need for deeper political education, strategic organizing, campaign planning, and transformative leadership development. Join the Let’s Get Free! 6-day training to develop these and other skills that will help amplify our impact and strengthen the movement.

When: Sept 10th-11th, Oct 1st-2nd, Nov 12th-13th, 2016

Where: Friedl Building Room 107, East Campus, Duke University

Details: Free and open to the public. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged. Lunch will be served and limited childcare available–please inquire when you register. Space is limited so register today! 

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Alt-Ac(tivism) is a Duke graduate student initiative to bring local activists and organizers to campus for a series of public talks and workshops. Support provided by: Franklin Humanities Institute/Humanities Futures, Graduate Program in Literature and Global Cultural Studies, Marxism and Society, African and African American Studies, Duke Service Learning, and the Graduate School.

This year’s Activist in Residence, Sendolo Diaminah, is a butch queen organizer and movement strategist. Sendolo works for Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity (BOLD) where he focuses on political economy and community organizing. He is apprenticing as a body-centered leadership coach with Generative Somatics and is on national leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Diaminah has received several awards, including the 2012 Indy Citizen Award, the 2012 Louis Burnham Award and the 2013 Black Workers for Justice Self-Determination Award.