Are you interested in building critical online organizing skills to strengthen your digital advocacy and on-the-ground organizing? Then apply to participate in the first national AAPI Digital Leadership Weekend, an online organizing training program for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The Brain Trust, a digital strategy startup for AAPI change-makers, has partnered with the New Organizing Institute to bring you knowledge and expertise from top practitioners in digital, data, and technology. The intensive, three-day training is happening August 8-10 in downtown Washington DC.
Here are some more details about the training:
The Brain Trust is proud to present the first national AAPI Digital Leadership Weekend on August 8-10, 2014, in Washington, DC.The early registration deadline (for $50 off registration and priority consideration for travel scholarships) is coming up quick -- this Friday, May 9. The final deadline is Friday, May 16. To learn more and apply to the AAPI Digital Leadership Weekend, go here.
Designed for both emerging and novice progressive organizers and advocates, AAPI DLW will be a 3-day intensive training put on in partnership with the New Organizing Institute for AAPI’s who want to learn the basics of digital strategy.
By the end of our weekend together, our community will have 20 more skilled practitioners and strategists ready to enhance their on-the-ground organizing with digital advocacy. No, we aren’t teaching people how to make hashtags go viral. We’re taking traditional organizing to the Internet, building community, developing a voice, engaging an audience, telling our stories, using smart technology, and applying elegant analytics to advance long-term goals. This is a low-cost, high-energy, high-impact curriculum that has never been tailored to the AAPI community before. We’re looking to recenter the status quo.
We are especially excited to partner with the New Organizing Institute, an innovative nonprofit that trains organizers to build and manage effective movements by integrating tried-and-true community organizing, cutting-edge digital strategy, and data-driven decision making. Their support ensures that AAPI Digital Leadership Weekend will be a strategic, productive experience with skilled trainers and a comprehensive curriculum.