Community Empowerment Activists

Transformative Justice Analysis:  

  1. Critically examine historical and current contexts of systems of oppression and movements of resistance, with a focus on the social and political climate in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  2. Deepen your understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area landscape, history, culture, community dynamics, and experiences that have been shaped by institutions, policies, movements, resistance, and power and resources.

Community Organizing and Mobilizing Strategies:

  1. Develop, practice, and apply skills in grassroots organizing, mobilizing, advocacy, and base-building led by the people, who are closest to the pain––mindful and respectful as you work alongside the community to lift the initiatives of the people and community stakeholders.
  2. Identify, understand, and advocate community-driven priorities and initiatives through activities and campaigns led by host organizations.
  3. Participate in organizing and mobilizing campaigns/programs to identify underlying strategies, processes, and theories of change to advance transformative justice efforts in solidarity with oppressed communities.

Research and Scholar-Advocacy skills:

  1. Understand the role of scholarly research and activist-centered scholarship that focus on advocacy, organizing, and people-led solutions––lifting those who are closest to the pain front and center of the conversation and movement for change.
  2. Grow communication skills that advocate for people-led initiatives and apply them across platforms, contexts, and situations that raise consciousness into action and policy change.