Civil Rights Organizers Convening: Chicago, May 4-6, 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012

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May 4 - 6, 2012
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From Bill of Rights Defense Committee:

This May 4-6, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) will host a convening in Chicago, IL, bringing together a diverse group of local civil rights activists from across the country. The convening is open to organizers engaged in (or soon to be engaged in) BORDC’s Local Civil Rights Restoration campaigns, or organizers working in a coalition that brings together immigrants’ rights, racial profiling, and domestic intelligence collection.

BORDC can provide travel and lodging scholarships to two participants per coalition. After the convening, BORDC will continue to support the work of our local coalitions by providing microgrants and technical support.

At the convening, we will work to expand organizing and outreach skills, develop shared advocacy strategies, and deepen the community underlying this emerging national network. The convening aims to increase the capacity of our coalitions to impact policy at the local level, while also mobilizing a cohesive network of civil liberties activists to shift the debate at the federal level.

Find out more at BORDC.