Session Type(s): Training, Virtual Only Session, Streamed Session
Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing
Starts: Tuesday, Jun. 27 1:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Tuesday, Jun. 27 2:00 PM (Central)
January 6th was a terrifying display of effective digital organizing by the Right. Members of different white supremacist groups built their collective capacity online, traveled to Washington D.C. from all over the country, and stormed the capital of the United States of America. Numerous outlets began asking, “How did this happen?” But the more important question for organizers is, “Why can’t we pull off a huge display of people power like that?” This training will analyze the digital organizing efforts of the January 6th coordinators, highlighting key strategies that should be integrated into our own organizing, as well as where we can be even better than our adversaries.
Grace Guber is a radical leftist digital organizer who currently resides in Washington, DC. For the past two years, Grace has focused primarily on addressing housing inequality in DC and stopping the displacement of long-time DC residents. She also served as the Communications Coordinator and digital strategist for the DC Cancel Rent Coalition throughout the majority of the pandemic, which built tenant power and drafted legislation to ensure no one would be wrongfully evicted during the pandemic or owe debt for rent they were unable to pay. Grace has a BA in International Relations, with focuses in Identity, Race, Gender and Culture as well as Global Inequality and Development, from American University.