2016 VRJ Apprenticeship Class

Community Organizing & Racial Justice Class – 2016 Update

Voices for Racial Justice (formerly Organizing Apprenticeship Project – OAP) is opening the application process for the 2016 Class. The application process calls for interested candidates to submit a Letter of Interest, response to the questionnaire and three references. Candidates should identify their mentors who have committed to support their organizing work while in the six month training class. Candidates may include a resume.

Applications are due by Monday, April 18th at 5:00 PM 

Questionaire 2016

The 2016 Class will begin the weekend of June 11-12 and all the subsequent monthly sessions will be on the weekends through the November 12 -13 Graduation. The 2016 Class will include organizers from greater Minnesota and three sessions of the six will be held in Duluth, Bemidji and Worthington.

Transportation and lodging expenses will be reimbursed. There are no stipends offered.

Our community organizing and racial justice training supports organizers in building leadership, relationships, power and vision for their justice campaigns. The training includes racial justice analysis, relationship-building strategies and practical skill-building for organizers working for racial, cultural and economic justice in Minnesota. While in the class, organizers work closely with a mentor and learn from a network of trainers who connect the basics of organizing with on-the-ground experiences.

We train organizers to strengthen their racial justice leadership and learn how to develop a racial justice lens as an integral part of their organizing work.

To learn more about the 2016 Class and the application process, contact Salvador Miranda at  Miranda@voicesforracialjustice.org or call 612-746-4224.