NY - Community Workshop in Poughkeepsie

On Saturday, February 17th in Poughkeepsie Mothers Out Front was hosted by the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance (DCPAA) and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie for a full day workshop on building grassroots power. In the morning session we had an overview of principles of organizing and focused on the basics of organizing practicing one-to-one conversations building our skills in relationship building and making an ask. After lunch, we did a session on storytelling.



Group shot (we're sorry we couldn't capture everyone!)



Johanna Fallert of the DCPAA climate/environment committee who organizes opposition to the Cricket Valley power plant in Dutchess County and Mothers Out Front team co-coordinator Sarah Smiley having a one-to-one.

Caroline Fenner from the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance said:

"I keep getting emails from people telling me how great they thought the workshop was. You did a terrific job. You were insightful, sensitive, and encouraging. Also, you created a strong sense of community amongst the attendees because of the one-to-one and group work.  It was a very memorable day!! People were very inspired. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!"

Mari Nieves said:

"I can't thank you enough for providing childcare. Taking this extra step made it possible for me to attend the workshop."

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