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Memphis Power Summit 2023

December 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Black Millennials 4 Flint is proud to sponsor Stand for Children, Memphis for All, Memphis Artists for Change, Memphis Community Against Pollution, and partners invite emerging and experienced community organizers for a day of workshops to network and build skills. We’re excited for this chance to learn, refresh, and strategize together ahead of 2024, which promises to be a big year of opportunities for progress and change. We’ll have sessions for both seasoned organizers and people who are brand new to the work, so there will be something for everyone!

The cost to attend the Power Summit is $50, but please submit an application if you need the fee waived: bit.ly/WaiveOrgFee901

On December 15, the night before the summit, there will be an optional mixer where you can get to know each other over food and drink. Current and new elected officials will be invited too, so you’ll get a chance to start to build, or strengthen your already existing, relationships with them! The sign-up for the mixer will be provided after you register for the summit.

New Organizer Sessions

  • Organizing 101 – What IS community organizing?
  • Local Legislative Advocacy
  • Spectrum of Allies / Power Mapping
  • My Advocacy Plan

Experienced Organizer Sessions

  • Membership Recruitment / Leader Development – Practice 1:1 dialogue
  • Fundraising Panel – How to Stand Out
  • Co-Governance – How to Ensure your Issues are Included in Candidates’ Platforms
  • Cross-Issue Solidarity – Keeping Partners Engaged & Power Mapping Coalitions
  • Support Identification – What Resources + Support do Seasonsed Organizers need in 2024?

Breakout Sessions (open to all attendees)

  • Moving our Allies One-On-One
  • Media 101
  • Using AI in Advocacy
  • Statewide Advocacy (recommended for seasoned organizers)

During lunch, all attendees will get the chance to attend a panel on the importance of healing and developing a community of care as we continue the work of changing systems to bring a brighter future to our communities.