A bunch of feminists decided to get together for a gripefest. This sounds fun. Here’s just a few of the informative highlights to come later this month in Detroit:
- When They Go Low, We Go Local
A panel of elected officials and campaign strategists will break down the tactics used by Republicans used to gain power after Obama’s election, focus on why state elections matter, and discuss what Democrats need to do right now to reverse the trend.
- How to Organize a Protest/Rally in less than 24 Hours!
Rapid response is a critical piece of organizing. In an era where disastrous executive orders and acts of violence are weekly occurrences, it is increasingly urgent that our movements are able to move quickly in response. Learn how to organize an effective action with limited time for preparation.
- GOTV Phone Bank
The Women’s Convention will be taking place during a critical GOTV season in Virginia and New Jersey. This session will be a phone banking training with hands-on experience; after a brief but comprehensive training, participants will engage in virtual GOTV efforts targeting Virginia and New Jersey.
- Online Security: Tips for Assessing Threats, Troubleshooting Trolls, Bots and More
This session will share practical tips and tactics that individuals and organizations can use to distinguish threats from pests, while maintaining your messaging and combating hate.
- Self Defense and Healing: Security for Self and Community
IM WISE (international Muslim Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment) will lead a self-defense and empowerment training organization to confront gender-based, racial and anti-Muslim violence, with a perspective on how martial arts can be used in social movements as a form of community organizing and liberatory education.
That last one is a real doozy. Why do they need martial arts training? Do any of them plan on drop kicking the first guy who says hello?
If you need a laugh today, check out the full schedule here.