13 Apr '11, 1am

#PowerShift will be biggest organizer training session in history

#PowerShift will be biggest organizer training session in history

It was colder at Power Shift '09. Photo: Jake Cross-posted from the Wonk Room . Power Shift 2011, the biennial national summit of the youth climate movement, begins this Friday in Washington, D.C. The dirty-energy economy poses seemingly insurmountable challenges to the millenial generation: the destruction of our planet's atmosphere, the poisoning of our political discourse, the dissolution of the American dream. Armed with the vision of a cleaner, greener future, the participants in Power Shift are choosing not just to fight back, but to organize and realize their collective potential. This year, the conference is focused on movement building, with the intent of being the largest organizer training session in history. As many as 10,000 youth activists will be trained in community organizing, facilitation, and campaign leadership, led by professionals from the New Organiz...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-04-12-youth-mobilize-la...

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