Fight Back Pittsburgh’s Organize Pittsburgh Summer Organizing Training is a new(er) and more experienced organizers training on key organizing skills, political education, and opportunities to get involved in social movements in Pittsburgh. Each week we will host a political education seminar (Wednesdays at 5:30pm) and a skills based training (Saturdays at 10am. We will also pick 2-3 key events, actions or meetings hosted by local organizations to attend as a group and debrief them as a group afterwards.
All of the sessions are free and open to the public. Additionally a group of 30 fellows who have committed to participate in the entire program have been matched up with experienced organizers as mentors to help guide them through the program.
The program follows a coherent progression with a specific theme each week. In the first week, we will introduce basic organizing models in place in current social movements. Then in the second week, we will look at Pittsburgh’s rich social movement history. In the third, fourth and fifth weeks, we’ll dive into key issues at play in the region. In the final week we will dive deeper into the theories of change we’ve explored through the training and start to think about our organizing priorities going forward.