Are you passionate about social issues?
Do you want to make a difference?
Work effectively for positive change! Develop skills to analyze power dynamics.
Create tactics and strategies to win an issue-based campaign. Attend this workshop facilitated by Beth Huang, Trainer with Midwest Academy. Debating for Democracy (D4D)™ on the Road is an advocacy training workshop designed to provide novice and seasoned political activists with the tools and tactics they need to get their message across to policy makers, community leaders, and the public. Project Pericles is delighted to partner with Midwest Academy -- a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice.
From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained more than 25,000 grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions. Midwest Academy teaches an organizing philosophy, methods, and skills that enable ordinary people to actively participate in the democratic process. About Beth Huang: As the Director of the Massachusetts Voter Table, Beth works with 18 community organizations across the state to build the power of the Rising American Electorate.
I can’t emphasize this enough:
Beth started her activism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the statewide fight over the future of labor unions and the state budget in Wisconsin. As a member of the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), she jumped right into organizing students on campus in partnership with labor unions and community organizations, participating in rallies and occupations of the state capitol building.
She received training through the joint Midwest Academy/US Student Association (USSA) Grassroots Organizing Weekend (GROW) program, and went on to become an organizer at Jobs with Justice and a student trainer for USSA.
After graduation, she became the National Coordinator of SLAP, traveling across the country to build SLAP chapters on campuses. She also coordinated campus GROW trainings for USSA, building a team of student trainers and providing sessions on campuses across the country.
Why does this matter?
Beth served as the chair of the Board of Directors of United Council of University of Wisconsin Students, helping lead a statewide non-partisan voter education effort and issue campaigns on over 20 campuses.
She is a trainer with the Midwest Academy, recently leading sessions at the United State of Women Galvanize conferences, where hundreds of women got the tools to organize effectively in their communities.Beth did her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison. .