Register for Public Speaking for Activists, February 18 at U of M

Calling student radicals!  The MARS student group is hosting a Public Speaking for Activists training on Saturday, February 18 from 12-4pm at the University of Minnesota.  The training is designed for people who wish to express radical ideas in spaces where this can often be scary or difficult.  Space is limited, so we require that you RSVP in advance.  Read on for more information and a link to register.

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Public Speaking for Activists

A supportive training for student social justice activists & allies

 Saturday, February 18
12-1pm: Lunch and Meet & Greet
1-4pm: Workshop

Where: U of MN East Bank, Room TBA

Cost: FREE for U of M Students!
For non-students, pay-what-you-can, $5-20
Space is limited, so please RSVP early at the link below.

Public speaking can be an empowering and fun opportunity to express yourself, and it’s an especially important skill when presenting progressive or radical ideas. This workshop incorporates games and on-your-feet activities in order to give participants an interactive learning experience and the opportunity to “do” public speaking. The workshop is designed for individuals who wish to express radical ideas in spaces where this can often be scary or difficult.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Being Present
  • Speaking Your Truth
  • Finding Your Center
  • Organizing Your Thoughts
  • Expressing Your Style

RSVP is requested and helps us plan for the training and lunch.

To register for the training or to ask questions, please contact:
umndisorientation@gmail.com

or call Jaime at 612-655-1080

Or register directly online here:
http://bit.ly/speakingforactivists

The trainer for this workshop will be Autumn Brown.  Autumn is a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health exchange, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Common Fire Foundation. She trains activists, organizers and groups in Consensus Process, Facilitation, Resisting Racism, organizational and strategic development, and many other skills.  She has taught and presented in many places nationally and internationally, including with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Bard College and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, among many others.  Autumn lives in St. Cloud, MN with her partner and two children.

Organized by Minnesota Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) – marscollective.org

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