Nearly 40 workers, worker advocates and people of faith joined IWJ's national trainers for a week long organizing and capacity building training last month. After attendees were introduced to the history of IWJ's national office, throughout the week trainees were guided through several training workshops that highlight the basic principles of our struggle for worker justice.
The organizing training began with a morning reflection each day to refocus all of our commitment to social justice, involvement in organizing, and what this means for workers and other constituents. IWJ trainers highlighted the principle ideology surrounding power and organizing, offered various presentations and group activities that created a space to learn and share experiences around back-end office management, communications and messaging, and fundraising. All training workshops were translated into Spanish.
This organizing training proved to be a great success for IWJ staff and trainers felt re-energized on what matters most and how to achieve great success as a national network, and according to trainees, so did they!