A workshop on organizing for social change:
This helps understand the principles of human engineering in providing advocacy and activism.
This workshop will teach deaf community leaders and advocates of deaf programs how to better serve the communities in protecting the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
The workshop will cover these areas:
*Direct Action Organizing
We will learn the fundamentals of Direct Action Organizing. We can choose an issue, develop a strategy and design actions to improve the deaf community services in your area.
We will learn about accountability sessions, building and joining coalitions, recruiting, and use the Media. We can develop leadership and community liasons. We can develop partnerships with Community Organization Boards, Religious Organizations, Local Unions, Labor Councils and Trade Councils. There is going to be an interesting subject on tactical investigations.
*Support for Organization
We can review plans for grassroot fundraising, set up administrative systems and provide supervision. We can discuss financial and legal matters affecting the organization. It provides leadership and guidance for future programs.
We can review the resources in the community to help to do social change in your community. The workshop will provide hints, practice and feedback to help you present with confidence and style. This is something to benefit for alleviating the problems affecting the Deaf community.
Workshop Schedule: One day workshop:
Direct Action Organizing (one hour)
Organizing Skills (one hour and a half)
Support for Organization (one hour and a half)
Selected Resources (one hour)
Fundraising Opportunity: Win/Win Situation
You can charge admissions and split the revenue with your club and my organization. There is contract that specifies my services and guidelines for the workshop presentation. The requirement is that 50 participants or more be available for the workshop. Be sure the meeting room has access to wireless internet services. Ethernet will be ok. I will need only a table and a chair to do powerpoint presentation about organizing for a social change. I will bring my laptop and you provide LCD. If you do not have LCD, there is additional fee for bringing my LCD. The workshop fees are negotiable.
The workshop is presented in American Sign Language and with the use of powerpoint.
Future Workshops effective between Fall 2009 and Winter 2012**
Chicago, Illinois - August 2009 - TBA
St. Paul, Minnesota - April 2010 - TBA
Los Angeles, California - November 2009 - TBA
San Francisco, California - November 2009 - TBA
Rochester, New York - March 2010 - TBA
Tampa, Florida - November 2009 - TBA
New Orleans, Louisiana - February 2010 - TBA
Birmingham, Alabama - February 2010 - TBA
Memphis, Tennessee - February 2010 - TBA
Westerville, Ohio - October 2009 - TBA
Cleveland, Ohio - October 2009 - TBA
Olathe, Kansas - April 2010 - TBA
Las Vegas, Nevada - July 2010 - TBA
Seattle, Washington - June 2010 - TBA
Portland, Oregon - June 2010 - TBA
Phoenix, Arizona - December 2009 - TBA
Austin, Texas - March 2010 - TBA
Other cities not listed will be announced soon. If you wish to have this workshop in your city, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with contact information and the location of a deaf community center, deaf school in your state or a hotel that the deaf enjoy for the workshop.
**The schedule is subject to change depending on demand and scheduling permitting.
To reserve your seat for workshop, please e-mail to [ Paul ]
About the Presenter
Paul J. Kiel is a proud advocate and a daring activist for social changes in deaf communities. He got started in activism when he joined forces with friends against the Vietnam War. He also joined in the first Earth Day in 1970 to promote the recycling and save the Mother Earth. He began deaf advocacy when some friends asked for assistance in communications in 1969. At the tender age of 17, he committed to a lifetime of deaf advocacy. He has earned diploma in Business Technology from NTID/RIT in 1978 and got Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with minor in Mass Communications in 2004. He owns and operates Deaf Images as a digital video production company and a public relations firm to handle public relations for non-profit organizations. He has served in many organizations as well as doing deaf advocacy for more than 40 years. He has written several letters to newspaper editors about lack of services for the deaf and hard of hearing as well as combating audism. He is preparing to be a licensed parliamentarian. More information about him can be seen on the website: http://www.deafimages.tv and select "Who is Paul?" button. He advocates for deaf culture through his blogs/vlogs at http://www.deafadvocate.blogspot.com.
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July 6, 2009