February's Change for Change Recipient: The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership prepares social change leaders to win movement struggles and chart a course towards a better future.
Instructors at the Sojourner Truth School offer classes with the shared goal of promoting and facilitating the skills required to build movements that promote sweeping social, cultural and economic changes on a large scale. The School teaches the organizing skills necessary to equip people of all ages—young, old and in-between—to be active, effective and empowered. They believe that knowledge and education, bolstered by support and guidance, lead to empowerment—and that empowered people make the change.
They are committed to:
- Amplifying the leadership of Black, Indigenous people, and people of color; they lead all Truth School classes or offer them in bi/multi-racial/cultural teams
- Approaching movement-building skills from a horizontal and vertical lens (breadth and depth) and creating course catalogs that reflect this range
- Relationship-building as the heart of movement-building; this informs the style of their classes, and their relationships with site partners, hosts, trainers and volunteers
- Connecting people across counties, economic standing, racial identity, physical and mental ability and gender expression
Their classes range from the contemplative to the nuts and bolts across movements and are free! I strongly recommend checking them out.
They have four classes available the first week of February. You can check out the full schedule here: https://
This one is for Monday, February 1st:
Calling In the Call-Out Culture
February 1st @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
What is "Calling Out?" Calling someone out is the public practice of criticizing a person or a group for something they've said or done that you think is politically incorrect. We all call people out by naming instances or patterns of oppressive behaviors and use of language by others to seek accountability. "Calling In" means learning and selecting practices that invite people in for conversations with people who have different ideas about social justice work. Calling in requires a commitment to recognize and support each other's strengths, and to consciously help expand another's perspective. It is about working together to find and reach shared goals for building a human rights movement.