JULY 13 – AUGUST 3, 2023
Organizing Trainings for a More Just World
This 4-part series will be a space for parishioners, parish staff, and educators to skill-build the techniques and methods we need to manifest our dreams for justice into effective action.
Utilizing the lens of Ignatian discernment and grounded in the teaching of the Parable of the Sower, we’ll examine how we:
- build strong teams
- mobilize people to action
- amplify our message
- engage in strategic advocacy
- build support in our institutions
- hold ourselves accountable to directly impacted communities
Meet The Trainer
Annie Fox is the Provincial Assistant for Social Ministry Organizing for Jesuits West. Prior to this role, Fox served as the Lead Organizer and Chief of Staff at LA Voice, the Lead Organizer at Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) and Lead Education Organizer for PICO California — all of which are affiliates of Faith in Action, the largest faith-based organizing network in the country. Fox has run grassroots campaigns focused on housing, homelessness, education, immigration and mass incarceration. During her tenure with Faith in Action, she helped develop and steer the Dismantling White Supremacy project, a learning and action space for white staff and volunteers committed to becoming true co-conspirators in the work of racial justice. She also staffed the Diocesan Immigration Support Network for the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. With over 13 years of grassroots organizing experience, she has trained hundreds of faith leaders from many racial, religious and economic backgrounds. She has organized with UNITE HERE, the Industrial Area Foundations, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action and Moishe Kavod Jewish Social Justice House. The daughter of a Baptist mother and a Jewish father, Fox had dedicated her life to interfaith relationship building and justice work.
Registration Cost: $40 (for the full series)
How long are sessions? Can I attend just one?
Sessions take place monthly and will last approximately 90 minutes.
You are asked to commit to attending at least three of the four sessions.
I’m not affiliated with a Jesuit institution. Can I still come?
Yes. While Dreams Into Action is grounded in Ignatian spirituality and serving the Jesuit network, it is open to all who have an openness to the Ignatian approach and a desire to build a more vibrant faith-justice parish or school community.
Who should attend Dreams Into Action?
- Parish and school leaders/volunteers who don’t know where to start in their work for ecological and social justice.
- Parish and school leaders/volunteers who have struggled to get traction in their work for ecological and social justice.
- People who want explore organizing and advocacy work through an Ignatian / theological lens.
Please contact Kim Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 200-4201.