2/22/17 – CIOGC Community Organizing Training a success!

By |2017-02-22T17:33:15+00:00February 22nd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Fourty-five people participated in CIOGC’s Community Organizing Training on February 18 at Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview to learn how to build community power through utilizing key organizing tools. The training was sponsored by CIOGC in partnership with DuPage United and United Power for Action and Justice.

Participants found the presentation engaging, helpful, and relevant as President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders have sparked not only condemnation but increased civic engagement from the Chicago Muslim community. “Bringing in real examples of successful action was very helpful,” said one attendee.

CIOGC’s Community Organizing Training is aimed to help community members develop the necessary skills to become effective civic engagement leaders in their communities. The training is required for Senate Page Program participants who will take part in Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), in which the Chicagoland Muslim community and partners will take a legislative agenda to Springfield on April 27. Learn more about IMAD and how you can join us!

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