Chattanooga Organized for Action is one thread in the greater fabric of the social justice movement here in the South. Its a part of a long tradition, descendant from freedom workers a long time ago, but common to all of us is the practice of popular education. Integral to the movement for change is the ability for everyday people to learn and grow from each other’s experiences. If we truly are the change we seek in the world, then we must be prepared to be both students and teachers, eager to learn, teach, and enjoy the world we wish to create.
COA is proud to offer our own community organizing training program called the Justice School. Our Justice School program is COA’s method of delivering a popular education experience to members of marginalized communities and their allies. Offered in a variety of different formats, the program provides participants with an education in storytelling, relationship-building, campaign strategizing, and other needed skills to win a campaign for social justice. Follow the blogposts below to learn more about the current 2014 Justice School and for information on previous classes. Check back here for more information on new openings and classes! Feel free to contact COA Training Coordinator Beth Foster for more information.