The Bring It! Youth Organizing Weekend is an intensive, 2-day introduction to social movement work and organizing skills. Designed for new organizers generally in the age range of 18-24, the weekend will cover big picture questions like ?What is a social movement? and ?How do I leverage power through organizing? all the way down to nitty gritty workshops on how to run meetings, use art in activism, and getting your message out. Every weekend is somewhat shaped by the group of participants, so no Bring It! Weekend is the same, or covers the same topics.
Participants come from organizations, colleges, and universities from all over the South and Midatlantic. We work with a wide network of trainers, so we have new and old faces at every Bring It! Weekend. Wayside also invites a movement elder to attend part of each weekend. We have been fortunate to have inspiring organizers from a variety of backgrounds, including prison industrial complex organizing, Black liberation struggles, housing and immigrant justice movements, and more.
The Spring Bring It! Will take place March 22-24. The weekend registration fee is $50-75 sliding scale. We would love to work with you to fundraise the money if your school or organization cannot cover your registration fee!
Wayside strongly encourages women, working class applicants, people of color, and people with disabilities, and people who identify at LGBTQ to apply.
Applications are due March 8th.