Community organizers have always challenged the deep roots of injustice to push for transformative changes. From these efforts, incredible social, economic, and political growth has been achieved. In the last year, we’ve seen increased support to the vibrant and ever-growing organizing community in the DC metropolitan region. But how do we maximize this moment and turn it into long-lasting support for grassroots groups? Organizing DMV is a regional learning community centered on deepening funder engagement, knowledge, and support of DMV-based community organizing groups, efforts, and initiatives. Join us for a panel discussion to hear more about a new report from the group showcasing the importance of supporting regional organizing and meet organizers who are making real change in our area. This session will underscore the importance of organizing in fostering systemic change and showcase the impact organizing has at multiple levels of change-making.
- MODERATOR | Ericka Taylor
- PANELIST | Ingris Moran, Tenants and Workers United
- PANELIST | Byron Johns, Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Excellence and Equity/NAACP Parents Council of Montgomery County
- PANELIST | TBD, DC Excluded Workers Coalition Representative