How many times have you heard “We need to make allies in the broader progressive movement” come out of an LGBT activist’s mouth? Well I’ll say it again. Its true. We do need to build stronger ties to other social movements in order to help us identify new pockets of supporters and to link our issues to the broad campaign against injustice everywhere. Pooling resources, sharing ideas, and trading tips strengthens both the fight for LGBT equality and the progressive movement as a whole.
The New Organizing Institute has created an opportunity for us to do just that. RootsCamp is an incredible chance for LGBT leaders to meet other progressive organizers and make the connections we need. The NOI team calls it the “unconference” because we get to set the agenda, drive the conversation, and skip the boring powerpoints.
What: RootsCamp – 5th Anniversary
When: December 11-12
Where: George Washington University, Washington DC
Who: Volunteers, field staff, new media gurus, data geeks, state-based bloggers, campaign managers – anyone and everyone who played a part in the 2010 cycle, with civic engagement campaigns or as a part of issue groups.
RSVP here: http://rootscampdc.eventbrite.com/
Jamie and I will be attending, representing TAE, and sharing what we have learned from all of you. You should probably join us.