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Campus Camp Wellstone coming to Swarthmore

Campus Camp Wellstone is one of America’s most well respected student activism training groups, and trains students nationwide in mobilizing, messaging, stratigic planning, relationship building, grassroots lobbying, and the Wellstone philosophy of grassroots organizing.  On Saturday  the 24th and Sunday the 25th of April, Campus Camp Wellstone will be coming to Swarthmore to offer a free two-day activism training!

Participants in the training will receive a free practical education in everything from organizing events and campaigns to political advocacy, as well as a free Campus Camp Wellstone tee-shirt and a book on the Wellstone theory of grassroots and social organizing.

Seeing that so many Swarthmore alumni go on to careers in politics or other brands of activism, the skills provided by Campus Camp Wellstone are particularly valuable to Swarthmore students, both while at school and once beyond it.  Training such as this also provides a constructive venue in which members of the activist community and those wishing to become more involved in campus life can come together to learn more about each other and the different projects being undertaken by their fellow students.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Swarthmore students.  To register, send your name, email, phone number, and student ID number (so that we can have food at the training) to ecorby1@swarthmore.edu All food will be vegetarian, but if you have any further dietary restrictions please let us know in the email as well.

The training will be between 9:30am and 6:00pm on Saturday, and between 9:30am and 4:30pm on Sunday in the Hicks Mural Room.

The event is sponsored by SDS, SLAP, Earthlust, Young Democrats, the Sociology and Anthropology department, the Peace and Conflict Studies program, the President’s Office, and the Student Budget Committee.

For more information on Campus Camp Wellstone, go to http://www.wellstone.org/our-programs/campus-camp-wellstone