You are an Organizer. You are a Change-Maker. You do this work because you have witnessed the power of you and your friends, working side by side for long hours, to alter the course of history.
Meet Kenzo Shibata (New Media Coordinator at the Chicago Public Teachers Union) and Erin Hofteig, outdoing Digital Director for the American Federation of Teachers. They'll be starting off the 2nd day of ONY.
Here's a partial listing of what you might learn if you come to Organizing New York (March 22-24), in three tracks: online campaigning, civic engagement & grassroots fundraising.
"There are always elders at the top who say, "That's not important,' And that's where the left has beaten us, by giving smart people the space and trusting them to have success. It's a fundamentally anti-entrepreneurial model we've embraced."