RootsCamp LA is an annual organizers' retreat. It is an opportunity for activists across the state to come together and reflect on successes and failures, as well as train and plan for future endeavors. RootsCamp is an incubator for fresh ideas, lively discussion and, most importantly, action-driven learning among very diverse groups of passionate progressive activists.

RootsCamp is a national organizers' conference held by New Organizing Institute in Washington, DC. Last year, Louisiana was part of a national effort to hold the event on a statewide level in 25 states. Of the original 25, Louisiana was 6th highest in recruitment and 2nd highest in fundraising.

This year promises to be bigger, better, and more diverse. You don't want to miss this ultimate opportunity to meet with other powerhouse progressives - future collaborators and old friends from all over the state.

-REGARDING REGISTRATION: When you select your ticket and click submit, the site will request your name and email ID. Your email ID is simply your email address.
-REGARDING LODGING: Info on lodging is here http://bit.ly/rootscamplalodging


* 6-9pm: Mix and Mingle - Early Birds and Volunteers rocking it out at local eatery

* 9-10am: Registration/ Display table set-up
* 10-11am: Opening Session (More than just, "Hi, my name is..")
* 11am-12pm: Building "The Wall" (Determining the participant led break-out sessions and caucuses)
* 12-2pm: Lunch and Networking
* 2-3pm: Session 1
* 3-4pm: Session 2
* 4-5pm: Session 3
* 6-8:30pm: Dining Organizers (What is Dining Organizers? Click here to find out http://bit.ly/DiningOrganizers )

* 9-10am: Session 4
* 10-11am: Session 5
* 11-12pm: Lunch
* 12-1pm: Constituency Caucuses
* 1-2pm: Constituency Caucuses
* 2-3pm: Regional Caucuses
* 3-4pm: Debrief and Moving Forward

What are the Sessions and Caucuses? Sessions and caucuses are participant led. That means you determine the agenda. You have the expertise. You know Votebuilder; GOTV; New Media; Messaging; Communications; Telling the Story of Self, Us, and Now; Building an Activist Base; and you know what's going down with the Vietnamese community or the rights of women - etc. Others need that knowledge and you need their knowledge.

The "Virtual Wall" will be released in September to all registrants. This is how we begin to discuss:

* "What skills should I share?"
* "What skills do I need?"
* "What experiences have I had that others may have had and want to discuss and learn from?"
* "What issue do I work with or group am I a part of that needs to caucus? Youth? Asian? Clean Energy? Housing? African-American?"
* "How can it fit into the agenda?"

The "Virtual Wall" will be used as a guide as we complete building "The Wall" immediately after Opening Session on Day 1.

Never experience anything quite like it? That's why you don't want to miss it :)

Visit our event website: http://bit.ly/RootsCampLA
Sat, Dec 03, 2011, 09:00 AM Start
Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 05:00 PM End
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Hall
6703 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA, USA
  • Hosted by The Louisiana Movement
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  • When: 03 Dec 2011, 09:00 AM to 04 Dec 2011, 05:00 PM. Where: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Hall, Alexandria.