Here at Aspiration, we recognize that leveraging technology and online tools is part of the day-to-day work of community organizers and frontline activists. People on the ground, not software developers, are in the best position to choose and use tools in social change efforts. By extension, they often know what works and what doesn’t.
In the spirit of sharing this first-hand knowledge between nonprofit and grassroots staff, Aspiration is organizing a series of participatory workshops in Los Angeles next month. Under the banner of our California Training Roadshow, we have two collaborative events scheduled:
The Social Justice Technology Skillshare is a participant-driven gathering of up to 30 people on Wednesday, May 6th, at Mercado La Paloma. Then, a day of communications workshops will be co-organized with the Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) on Friday, May 8th. The latter will be our first training conducted entirely in Spanish, designed to build technology capacity among migrant workers and activists.
We invite you to participate if you are around. Through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, we hope you walk away with new friends, ideas for how to amplify the voices of people you serve, strategies for influencing public opinion, and anything else you ask to explore.
We believe the best learning happens through interaction and personal connections, so we ask participants to bring an open mind and a willingness to share whatever they are able.
Want to get involved? We encourage you to attend our workshops. You can also email us to get in touch, or help us out by spreading the word about these upcoming opportunities.