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Friday, January 20 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
How to Organize 1-on-1

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What black freedom organizer Ella Baker called “spade work” entails the often painstaking, but deeply impactful task of speaking with just one person or just a few people at a time, to hear their grievances or motivations and persuade them to join a movement. Doing this effectively isn’t self-explanatory, but it isn’t difficult either. Part 1 of this workshop will frame how to use storytelling and relationship-building as part of a strategic method to build membership/participation in your group or movement, and support for it. In Part 2, you’ll apply this framework in practice 1-on-1 organizing meetings.


Max Cohen

Max Cohen is a second year American Studies PhD student at NYU and rank-and-file member of the Crown Heights Tenant Union and GSOC-UAW Local 2110. He has organized for racial and economic justice movements for the last 6 years – principally for Strike Debt, US immigration reform, Brooklyn tenant unionization, and UPenn dining worker unionization. While managing and organizing a campaign for federal comprehensive immigration reform in... Read More →

Friday January 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 205