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    2018 RootSkills Conference
    2018 RootSkills Conference
    New England Grassroots Environment Fund
    Fri, December 07, 2018 @ 08:00 AM — Sat, December 08, 2018 @ 04:30 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    The Grassroots Fund is excited to announce the keynote speaker for RootSkills!


    Kali Akuno

    Cooperation Jackson


    Kali Akuno is Co-­Founder and Director of Cooperation Jackson. He served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. Kali is also an human rights educator, writer, and an organizer focusing on building organizations and institutions for working class and oppressed communities.


    To find out more about Kali and Cooperation Jackson, click here.


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    The Grassroots Fund supports change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. We’re investing in individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues that traditional funders often overlook. And we encourage them to take creative approaches to challenging existing systems. 


    The RootSkills conference is about building networks. We’re strengthening movements by making powerful, intersectional connections between a broad spectrum of participants all working towards a common goal. The Conference agenda and workshop track learning objectives are co-created by a 27-member planning committee. An open call to our networks for workshop sessions has resulted in 33 offerings that are about helping grassroots organizers develop their own solutions to complex environmental and social justice issues that affect where they live. Where Friday focuses on issue area technical sessions, Saturday sessions create space to have process-focused conversations. 


    We want your voice, your perspective here! Please join 350 grassroots organizers in Worcester (MA) as we take on a shared responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet and improve the lives of the people who live here. Contribute to identifying, selecting and accessing the specific tools, resources and connections needed to create healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.

    Registration: Opens on 07/26/2018 @
    All times are Atlantic Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    DEC
    07
    FRIDAY
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    DEC
    08
    SATURDAY
    8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Registration Closes
    December 07, 2018
    Location
    Address
    Hogan Center at College of the Holy Cross
    1 College Street
    Worcester, MA  USA
    Summary Agenda
    Friday, December 07
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Registration
    9:00 AM to 9:10 AM
    Welcoming remarks
    9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Catalyst Conversations
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Climate & Energy 1: Building Community Power for 100% Renewable Energy
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Env Health 1: The Green Amendment - Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Food Systems 1: The New Food Narrative
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Land & Water 1: Exploring Wabanaki Maine History
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Living Economy 1: Solidarity Economy- Building Beyond Capitalism for a Just and Sustainable World
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Zero Waste 1: Zero Waste Strategic Visioning
    12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
    Lunch & Keynote speaker Kali Akuno
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Climate & Energy 2: Partnerships & Collaborations- How lowering the trust barrier can engage diverse
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Env Health 2: It Takes a Village
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Food Systems 2: New Haven Farms- An an innovative approach to community based public health
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Land & Water 2: Mobilizing our forests and reducing our heat trapping emissions to prevent extreme c
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Living Economy 2: Workforce Development as a Tool for Economic and Social Justice
    1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Zero Waste 2: School meals connect communities for for health, education, and environmental sustaina
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Climate & Energy 3: Organizing On the Ground- How local context shapes our work in the energy arena
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Env Health 3: People versus Pipelines
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Food Systems 3: Building a Sustainable Seed Community
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Land & Water Session 3
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Living Economy 3: Divestin' from Capitalism, Investin' in Ecological Justice- Time Banking 101
    3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Zero Waste 3: Organizing and Inspiring Zero Waste Events
    4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
    Mix & Mingle Reception
    Saturday, December 08
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Registration
    9:00 AM to 9:10 AM
    Welcome
    9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Catalyst Conversations
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Communications & Asset Mapping 1: Power Mapping for Policy Change: Methods for Assessing Community R
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Equity & Inclusion FULL DAY SESSION
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Fundraising 1: Be Strategic in Grant Seeking to Succeed
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Group Resilience 1A: Reclaiming Our Roots: Equity and Safety in Movements and Organizations
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Group Resilience 1B: Equity as Practice: Creating a culture of equity in your organization
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Legal Support 1: Corporate Structure Matters
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Young Adult Leaders 1: EmPOWERing Young Environmental Changemakers: Youth Challenging Norms and Buil
    12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
    Lunch & Networking
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Communications & Asset Mapping 2: Building Power: Harnessing Narrative-based Multi-media Communicati
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Equity & Inclusion FULL DAY SESSION
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Fundraising 2: In/Equity Issues in Fund Development
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Group Resilience 2: Effective and Egalitarian: Governance and Decision Making
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Legal Support 2: Nonprofit Incorporation
    1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    Young Adult Leaders 2: Building Youth POWERRR: A Case Study of the LIPS Leaders Program
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Communications & Asset Mapping 3: Concepts and Skills for Community Outreach and Engagement
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Equity & Inclusion FULL DAY SESSION
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Fundraising 3: Building and Sustaining a Grassroots Fundraising Base
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Group Resilience 3: Effective Collaboration- Key Insights and Practices for Social Change Leaders
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Legal Support 3: Pull Up A Chair
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Young Adult Leaders 3: Redefining Leadership: a youth-centered approach
    4:10 PM to 4:20 PM
    Closing
    Sponsors & Supporters
    Sponsors
    Would you like to support the RootSkills Training Series?

    Consider becoming a sponsor, and enjoy face-to-face time with hundreds of potential customers and supporters plus the invaluable 'cause-related marketing' benefits that come with this type of involvement. Sponsors help us offer scholarships, improve accessibility, and provide workshop speakers and keynote presenters with stipends.

    View sponsorship levels and benefits here: https://grassrootsfund.org/sites/default/files/negef/2018_sponsorship_opportunities_2page_0.pdf

    Contact Grassroots Fund staff member Janet Wilkinson (janet@grassrootsfund.org) with sponsorship inquiries and interests.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Scholarship Funders
    Thank you to our scholarship funders for providing the opportunity for community members to attend the conference.

    Could a scholarship help you attend RootSkills? Review our scholarship funders below, then visit our scholarship form to apply.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBfCIHk-0KO3HG5JcmRyD4Kg1djPyaWbTYCiHyK5LcyRGM2A/viewform.

    - The Broad Reach Fund: supporting attendees from Maine.

    - Community Foundation of Eastern CT: supporting attendees from 42 communities in New London, Windham and Tolland Counties, CT.

    - Greater Worcester Community Foundation: supporting community groups from towns in Worcester County, MA.

    -The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: supporting attendees from Coos County, NH.

     

     

     

     
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