Movement Matters is excited to announce the return of our weeklong Community Organizing & Popular Education Institute (OI) this Spring 2022!
This uniquely tailored and comprehensive yearly training will take place from Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th at the Eaton Workshop in downtown Washington, DC and will follow COVID-safe protocols. Given the current difficulties of travel and the safety needs of everyone, our 2022 Organizing Institute will be open only to participants from the DMV (DC, MD, VA).
The necessity to continue to train organizers and popular educators is even more important as our constituents and communities are being pushed into a normalization period while their representation continues to be ignored or erased.
Movement Matters' yearly Organizing Institute provides an instructive and challenging learning and action space that deepens participants' vision, skills, values, and capacity. As importantly it also supports cross-pollination and solid relationship building among organizers—a key element of successful movement building campaigns in DC and the DMV.
We will open our trainings to organizers and popular educators from around the nation this Summer 2022. We deeply appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and trust as we slowly return to in-person sessions.
We take the opening and teaching of our weeklong Organizing Institute very seriously given the safety concerns of organizers and their families/loved-ones, and as we move through another winter filled with uncertainty for them, for our communities, and for the change work we are all trying to achieve.