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RootsCamp 2018

Friday

Nov 30, 2018 – 9:00 AM

1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 Map

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Register for an interactive gathering where YOU are in charge of the agenda. Be a part of an "unconference" where participants design all sessions. As a movement organization, we want to bring together leaders from all parts of the movement – organizers, campaigners, data directors, you name it – and have a dynamic exchange of ideas. Electoral Politics. Movement Technology. Grassroots Organizing. Digital Strategy. Capacity Building.  RootsCamp is where all of these facets of our movement meet. This year, we're choosing to zero in on what it means to practice a more inclusive politics and think about ways that we can transform our democracy so that our people win and collectively thrive. We're interested in expanding our understanding of what justice looks like for all our people, and equipping our leaders with the skillsets, tools, and frameworks to take this on and thrive. That might sound a little different to you from years past. And here's why: Because no matter what our work might look like, we see this as imperative and an undeniable call to leadership.  Register for RootsCamp today. We'll learn from one another, dream up new ideas, make lasting connections, and strengthen our networks.    What will RootsCamp look and feel like? Over the weekend, you'll be able to participate in caucuses and sessions of your choosing. In the past, participants have come from all over the country (and even around the globe!) RootsCamp brings together some of the most diverse minds in organizing, including campaigners, artists, entrepreneurs, activists, and strategists from across the country. You’ll have the opportunity to network with folks from various communities, ranging from climate change organizers fighting for clean oceans to immigrant rights groups working on digital security to local groups running cutting-edge campaigns to engage new voters. RootsCamp is also a rare opportunity for Beltway insiders to interact directly with those fighting on the front lines - and to have an honest discussion about what worked, what didn’t, and how we grow stronger together. What’s My Role? Your perspective is unique. Whether you develop and lead a session, or participate in the conversation, we hope you’ll come and share your experiences, knowledge and skills. You won’t just be networking and attending discussions: you’ll be helping define our work over the coming years by sharing the lessons you learned this year. Scholarships: Wellstone Action wants to make attending RootsCamp possible for everyone in our movement. We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships (from free admission to up to $300 in travel reimbursement) for folks who need financial assistance in order to attend. Click here to apply for a scholarship/travel stipend!

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