Stories From the Front Lines of Organizing

Stories From the Front Lines of Organizing

Session Type(s): Training

Starts: Thursday, Jun. 20 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Jun. 20 7:15 PM (Eastern)

Room: Marriott Ballroom 4

National People’s Action has a tradition  of bringing together organizers from around the country to share stories about their organizing work on some of the toughest issues, from immigration to voter protection to economic disenfranchisement. It is some seriously inspiring stuff, and fuels organizers for the next battles to come. We want to take this show on the road and bring it to the activists and organizers at Netroots Nation. The session goes like this: The leaders “model” a story—usually about a victory, but could be a defeat if the lesson is good. Then you break the room into small groups and each person tells a story. Each small group chooses the best story to share in 3 minutes.

Trainer

Jordan Estevao

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Jordan Estevao has been a community organizer for 15 years – on the neighborhood, city, state and national levels in the US and the UK. He has organized successful campaigns on neighborhood infrastructure, immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, and Wall Street reform. As Bank Accountability Campaign Director at National People’s Action, Jordan has been deeply involved in current campaigns for financial industry reform.

Jordan and NPA take particular pride in a deep commitment to leadership development and aggressive, creative direct action. Like building a bridge over the moat surrounding a recent JPMorgan Chase shareholder meeting and storming across dressed as Robin Hood and his merry men.

In his free time Jordan enjoys kickboxing and collecting 60’s revolutionary propaganda art.

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