Inspired by the “Camp Obama” trainings that powered neighbor-to-neighbor organizing across America in 2008, Camp Courage is an intensive two-day training designed to teach the principles and skills of community organizing to activists working to restore marriage equality to California.
Camp Courage is designed primarily for new activists or those who have never engaged with the broader community about marriage equality as well as veteran LGBT activists and allies. A background in community organizing or an organizational affiliation is not a requirement to attend Camp Courage. The only requirements are energy, commitment, and a desire to broaden your leadership abilities.
Drawing on techniques honed for decades by progressive social movements, Camp Courage teaches basic community and political organizing skills, including:
- Finding your voice by telling your “story of self”
- Leadership development
- Principles of successful organizing
- Developing collaboration and building effective teams
- Techniques of voter persuasion
- Organizing a phonebank
- Throwing house parties
- Online organizing
January 30-31, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara (location provided once registration is confirmed)
Simply head to the Camp Courage website and sign-up!