Organizing Through Our Stories

Organizing Through Our Stories

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 4:50 PM (Eastern)

Group decisions are infinitely more powerful, yet difficult to create. Our job as community organizers and leaders is to create and curate groups that will take action together to create change. A good story helps people learn and remember and also motivates them. In this training, we’ll discuss the power of story to capture hearts and minds and how those stories can help us recruit and motivate others to act. We’ll also discuss how to record and bank the stories of your leaders and our movement.


Elliott Petty


Elliott Petty is the Southern California Field Coordinator for SEIU-UHW’s Healthcare Justice division where he facilitates the leadership development of member leaders and field staff. Healthcare Justice California is a patient-led, healthcare justice organization where people work together to take action to improve healthcare – through policy work, and direct action organizing. Elliott has extensive experience in political and community campaigns. His proudest moments include stopping the unwanted expansion of Wal-Mart and holding corrupt politicians accountable in his hometown of Inglewood, CA.

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