Spring 2022 D4D on the Road Workshop: students from across the country learn creative action planning
On April 1, 60 participants from 10 Periclean campuses nationwide participated in the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy (D4D) on the Road Workshop, “Creative Action Planning for the Win!” The workshop was a tremendous success. Students learned strategic tools and processes to help them build winning strategies to make change on issues and problems they care about in their own lives. The workshop also involved students from local NYC high schools through the organization, YVote. Project Pericles thanks The Eugene M. Lang Foundation for supporting 2022 D4D on the Road Workshops.
Students from Allegheny College, Bates College, Berea College, Chatham University, Goucher College, Macalester College, Morehouse College, Pace University, Pitzer College, and Wagner College attended. In addition to students, participants included college staff, faculty members, nonprofit executives, foundation leaders, and Project Pericles Board Members.
During this dynamic workshop, students engaged in hands on activities exploring strategic tools to analyze civic issues they care about and learned how to develop effective campaigns. The workshop was facilitated by Beautiful Trouble: Grounded in a popular education approach, their trainings equip grassroots changemakers with the core strategies and tactics in Beautiful Trouble’s toolbox, helping participants become more creative and effective. Beautiful Trouble strives to create safe, inclusive, and supportive environments in which transformative learning, personal growth, and collective solidarity can flourish.
We will hold another virtual workshop in Fall 2022 convening participants across the nation including: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
More About D4D on the Road: We are pleased to organize our 16th year of D4D on the Road™ workshops. During the workshops, seasoned organizers and activists walk participants through the critical steps in running successful campaigns to win on issues they are passionate about. Often, when we think about the world we want to see, it is difficult to know where to start to bring about change. To be effective, organizers must be able translate the problems they see in their communities into effective solutions and then build thoughtful strategies to win those solutions. Effective strategies simultaneously build strong community groups and leaders and better position our movements for future wins. Project Pericles has trained more than 3,400 participants at Periclean colleges and universities across the United States.