Leadership Development Institutes (LDI)
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: January 24-26, 2014
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Location: Detroit, MI
Who comes to the LDI?
LDI's are JVP member-only gatherings for organizers and leaders working with JVP. If you're not yet a member, no problem, you just have to sign up before attending the LDI.
What will happen at the LDI?
At the LDI, we will hold workshops on messaging and communications, grassroots organizing skills, BDS theory and practice, fundraising, and anti-oppression analysis for the entire gathering to learn together, as well as extensive time for strategy setting and organizing together based on the particular work you are (or hope to be) most engaged in at home. There will also be lots of time devoted to building relationships with one another and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Why an LDI?
We think the LDI is a great place to gather together and collectively:
Build our own leadership capacity through intensive grassroots organizing, anti-oppression analysis, and communications skill-building
Foster strong, collaborative relationships between JVP members and chapters regionally
Strengthen JVP campaign work through extensive, ongoing strategic planning
How much will it cost me to attend the LDI?
Accommodations, food and training costs are covered by a $50 -- $300 sliding scale registration fee for the LDI.
Participants are responsible for their own travel costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds; limited travel funds are available.
What attendees of previous LDI's had to say:
"The whole weekend felt like one big reunion, even though I had never met any of the other attendees before.. .By the second night, after the day’s work had ended, we even transformed a meeting room into a miniature dance party. As Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls and, yes, even ABBA blasted, we danced and laughed as if we had known each other our whole lives." - Badia Ead, Midwest LDI, 2011
"I knew the Portland LDI would be amazing, but it exceeded my expectations! A creative, fun, high-powered smart-thinking gang who continued to inspire me...I especially loved how holistic and multi-faceted it was: from sharing stories to very concrete bds how-to strategy/organizing sessions, from (optional) Jewish ritual to fabulous fun creating art, from engaging info about communication and messaging to anti-oppression education. It was all there, and so accessible. " - Penny Rosenwasser, West Coast LDI, 2012
For more information: organizing [at] jewishvoiceforpeace.org
|Jewish Voice for Peace
Organizing Newsletter Sept 2011
|Jewish Voice for Peace
Community Center Program Fall 2011
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