Raise the Roots

Starting Date: 10-18-2011
Ending Date: 10-19-2011

26 West Street (SEIU Office)
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
United States
How can organizations and community organizers more effectively engage diverse communities on tax issues? The Raise the ‘Roots conference will examine this mission-critical question and offer practical strategies and best practices for individuals and organizations to achieve this goal.

Participants will learn about communications that resonate with different communities’ cultures, hear about successful organizing strategies from across the country, and learn how diverse communities interact with media.

DATE: Please note the date has been changed from Oct. 4-5th!
Tuesday, October 18th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm (lunch provided)
Wednesday, October 19th, 9:00am - 2:00pm (breakfast and lunch provided)

SEIU offices in downtown Boston (26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111).
Accessible by public transportation.

Registration is $60 until September 20th ($100 after Sept. 20th). Allies and advocates in the tax fairness movement are welcome to attend. Limited scholarships are also available. Register today!

This conference is right for you if you are:

* Part of a community organization that is effectively engaged with diverse communities and wish to become involved in tax and revenue issues.
* Part of an organization that is focused on tax and revenue issues and want to do a better job involving and appealing to diverse constituencies.
* Community leaders and organizers who wish to learn current strategies and best practices for engaging communities of color through all forms of media.

Calling All Workshops!
The Raise the ‘Roots conference organizers invite your workshop proposals!

Each workshop should provide perspective on how can organizations and community organizers can more effectively engage communities of color on tax issues. We encourage submissions that include real-world, grassroots experiences from which fellow attendees can extract practical tips and strategies.

Deadline for workshop proposals is August 5, 2011. Learn more...

Hosted by the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative
The conference is organized by the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative (TFOC), a network of state-level grassroots organizations that advocate for progressive and adequate state taxes. The TFOC is a project of United for a Fair Economy, an economic justice nonprofit based in Boston.
Geographical Scope: State


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