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Citizen Academy: Boot Camp for Organizing

3 Tuesday nights, May 2, 9, 16 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Free dinner at each class for the first 40 people to register!

Citizen Academy Boot Camp on Organizing is for newly-motivated citizens and rising leaders, sponsored by the League of Women Voters in partnership with the Womens March Coalition of East Tennessee. We'll help you learn how to organize for change in this new era of polarization, and start-up or rev-up organizations that can influence critical local or national issues. You'll interact with community leaders and hear their lessons for success, and later choose from specialized subjects like social media tools and fundraising. We're also partnering with the Women's March Coalition of East Tennessee to bring you the latest online organizing tools and strategies.

Course Topics:

  • Tuesday, May 2: Organizing 101 and what it takes to win on issues!
  • Tuesday, May 9: Building bridges between people and organizations-- working across the divides
  • Tuesday, May 16: Practical Tools to start organizations or focus existing ones, use social media and raise money

Dates, Time and Location
The course takes place over three Tuesday evenings in May, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. All classes are held in downtown Knoxville and parking is free and easy in nearby lots.

  • Tuesday, May 2, East TN History Center, 601 S Gay St.
  • Tuesday, May 9, City County Building Small Assembly Room, 400 Main St.
  • Tuesday, May 16 May 16, LMU Duncan School of Law, corner of Henley St. and Summit Hill Drive, 601 W Summit Hill Dr,

Trainer: Bill Murrah, organizer of 30 years with Knoxville Legal Aid and expert on nonprofit organizations.

Partner and Panelists:

  • Women's March Coalition of East Tennessee, bringing new strategies and digital skill training
  • Panelists are successful community and nonprofit leaders with local insight, great stories and lessons

Registration Information

There is no charge for the course, and no experience is necessary. A free dinner is provided at the beginning of each class for the first 40 people registered. RSVP required. Beyond 40, $5 will be charged. Click HERE to register online on our Facebook page. People can also register by emailing League member Jamey Dobbs at Detailed information for each session will be sent prior to the class. We encourage you to attend all three, but if you attend the first class, we may be able to accommodate you.

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