RISE UP! Dissenters Leadership School

Announcing Dissenters' RISE UP! Spring Leadership School: a 2-month organizing school for BIPOC student organizers to deepen your abolitionist and anti-militarist organizing with a cohort of young people across Turtle Island.

RISE UP! Leadership School is a cohort-based program involves deep skill-building workshops on strategy, creative and bold resistance tactics, and more; 1-1 mentorship and coaching; practice circles; and ongoing participation in Dissenters campaigns and actions. It will run from April 23, 2022 - June 16, 2022. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by Tuesday, April 19.

This is a volunteer opportunity. Stipends for lost wages will be available on a needs-based basis. Participants are expected to commit 5-10 hours a week to the program, and attend all the workshops to the best of their ability.

Current Dissenters members who are involved in local campaigns and chapters are strongly encouraged to apply.

No prior experience with Dissenters or organizing is required to apply, just a desire to deepen your participation and help build our movement at your school.

If there is NOT a local Dissenters formation near you, this program will give you everything you need to start a Dissenters chapter and or launch a #DivestFromDeath or #CopsOffCampus, or #RecruitersOffCampus Campaign at your school.

Question? Send us an email at info@wearedissenters.org.

Program Dates (subject to change):

  • Sat, April 23, 1-5pm ET: School Opening Session

  • Sat, April 30, 1-4pm ET: Campaigns and Basebuilding

  • Thurs. May 5, 5-7pm ET: Practice Circle

  • Week of May 9: Coaching (1 on 1)

  • Sat. May 14, 1-4pm ET: Creative Direct Action

  • Thurs. May 19, 5-7pm ET: Practice Circle

  • Sat. May 28, 1-3pm ET: Strategy

  • Thurs. Jun 2, 5-7PM ET: Practice Circle

  • Week of June 6: Coaching (1 on 1)

  • Thurs. June 16, 4-6pm ET: RISE UP Closing Session

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