CALEB To Hold 1-Day Community Organizing Training Saturday March 10

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chattanoogans In Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence (CALEB) will host a one-day community organizing training on March 10. The event will take place at Iron Workers’ Hall, 2715 Belle Arbor Ave. in Chattanooga, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a lunch included. It is free and open to the public.  There is a suggested $10 Donation to cover lunch costs.

Topics to be covered will include one-on-one relationship building, community accountability and strategies for building power from the ground up. The training will be conducted by the Gamaliel Foundation, an international organizing institute working with over 65 communities throughout the United States and Great Britain and South Africa.  It is a network of organizers, clergy and lay leaders with years of experience in the "ever more difficult task of creating powerful grassroots organizations to work for justice."

"CALEB is a non-profit, institutional coalition of faith-based, labor, and community organizations working to give their constituents a powerful voice in public affairs and issues in the wider community," officials said.

Register here.  For questions or additional information, contact caleb.chattanooga@gmail.com.



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