Organizing for New Movement Leaders

Fall 2020

Are you newly on the front lines of racial justice actions or projects?

Do you want to build community with other new leaders across the U.S.?

Do you want to learn about movement history, strategy, how to build with people, and how to find the support you need to stay in this work?

Do you want to connect with and learn from movement leaders? 


Organizing for New Movement Leaders is a course designed for folks new to, and active on, the front lines of racial justice organizing for change. Relevant organizing could include work for Black lives, against state violence, and in intersecting movements as well, such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, immigrant justice, education reform, etc.  

Course details:​

  • 3-credit UMass Amherst course [Taken through UMass University Without Walls, which is part of UMass Online] 

  • Course time: Thursdays, 5-7 pm EST // your timezone may vary!

  • Course meetings: August 24-November 20th 

  • Open to: new front-line racial justice activists and organizers anywhere in the U.S.

  • Facilitated by a team of UACT alumni with deep experience in engaged education, social movements, community organizing, and supporting young organizers. 

  • Admission to course Requires an application!

  • Cost: $1250; scholarships will be available!

If you are interested in community organizing, leadership development, building skills for the long-haul, sustained, and connective organizing and activism work; if you are a young leader looking to connect with movement organizers and leaders and build skills grounded in vision and liberatory practices, then apply today!  

Application Deadline: July 30th, 2020! 

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