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Workshop: Divest Boston Student Organizing Workshop

Are you a student in the greater Boston area eager to organize your campus to pressure your university to divest its endowment from the prison industrial complex? If so, we are hosting a student organizing workshop to help you better understand the prison industrial complex, develop campus organizing tools and skills, unpack and practice intersectionality and allyship, and connect with organizers across Massachusetts and beyond. We are excited to be partnering with Enlace, Freedom Cities, Better Future Project, United for a Fair Economy, and Jewish Voice for Peace for this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Please note that due to space limitation we are asking all interested students to complete a very short application below to request a spot for the workshop. Our goal is to ensure that we have a balance of students from different schools and backgrounds. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Name *
In support of social justice, in the past two years, I have...
As it pertains to prison divestment on my campus, I have...
On a scale from 1 to 5, what is your capacity to take on organizing around the divestment of your university endowment? *
1 - low, 5- high
Personal Identities
Our organizing framework strongly believes in shifting power to marginalized and directly-impacted communities. We would like to ensure that the students who attend the organizing workshop also include representation from these communities. We ask the following questions for that reason, but nevertheless leave them optional.
Household Income (optional)
The following questions and your answers will not be considered as part of your application, but will help us in planning the workshop.
Are you comfortable having your name and email address shared with the other student participants? *
If you are traveling from a school outside of the Boston area, do you need support in securing transportation to the workshop?
If you are traveling from a school outside the Boston area, can you offer others transportation?
Earlier Event: August 23
Screening & Panel: Crime+Punishment
Later Event: September 25
Panel: Do Prisons Rehabilitate?