3/16/11

The Re-education of Wisconsin

WH-Alinsky unit 'Organizing v. America' pays folks $25 to learn agitation techniques

Madison Troublemakers School - April 1 & 2, 2011

Friday April 1, 2011, 5 p.m., free
Reception. Cartoon and photo exhibit.
Guest speakers on “The State of the Unions”

Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Workshops
$25 includes Saturday lunch, Register Now

Labor Temple, 1602 South Park St., Madison

Union busting, the governor's attack on public employees, concession demands, layoffs, threats to Social Security and pensions, increased health insurance costs, contracting out, furloughs, wage freezes, free trade deals, tax giveaways to the rich, tuition increases, wars, charter schools, sustained high unemployment, runaway shops, Right to Work...did we leave anything out?

Working people are under assault and the assault will continue until we put an end to it. The protests at the Capitol are showing what working people are made of.

That’s the idea behind the Madison Labor Notes Troublemakers School. How do we build on the protests, protect what we have--and lay the foundation to fight for more? Led by experienced labor activists, our workshops will explore strategies to fight back and give you the hands-on skills to make it happen.

The idea is not just to talk about problems for a day and then go home, but to come up with specific plans in some areas, so that we can go out Monday morning and get to work organizing to build on what we've done. There will be ample time to assess what we've gained through our unprecedented activism of the last month.

Workshops include:

  • Public Sector Workers: What's Next?
  • Labor’s Electoral Strategy: Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?
  • New and Old Organizing Strategies
  • Protecting the Interests of Immigrant Workers
  • Art for Mobilization
  • Media Outreach
  • Contract Campaigns
  • Labor-Campus-Community Solidarity
  • Racism: History of Divide and Conquer
  • Is Capitalism Working for Us? Saving the Social Safety Net
  • Know Your Workplace Rights
  • Up Your Union: Get Involved and Revitalize It


Don’t miss the opening session Friday at 5 p.m.: labor poetry, cartoons and photos, followed by “State of the Unions” with historian Peter Rachleff, Labor Notes founder Jane Slaughter, author Joe Burns, SCFL President Jim Cavanaugh, and journalist Steve Early.

Interpretation and child care will be provided Saturday if requested at least two weeks in advance (see registration form below).

Download Flyer!

(from labornotes.org)

Related post:
"Social Justice Re-education of Wisconsin"


Bonus links:
Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com

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