Radicle Training: Campaign Toolbox

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Bark's successes in protecting Mt. Hood forests and rivers are only possible because of our volunteer organizers, educators, and activists. This Rad◦i◦cle training focuses on the tools of advocacy, activism, and public engagement.

Portlanders old and new are incredibly fortunate to live in a region where environmental advocacy and grassroots activism have both deep cultural roots and a legacy of some of the most important political and legal victories in the country. You don't need to go far at all in this town to find passionate and experienced organizers and activists, and this community is growing! This training aims to connect aspiring leaders with mentors and to teach you some basics of community organizing such as (event planning and social media tips). Join us to learn more about which tools we use to organize here in Portland and win in our efforts to protect Mt. Hood forests. Our success lies in using a variety of essential tools including legal action, political activism, cultural education, and community organizing to stop a destructive project or advocate for clean water and healthy ecosystems on public lands.

Bark has spent 15 years honing these tactics, which are all the more effective when there are more people out there taking a stand! This training will outline the tools we use, how they work together, and discuss evolving organizing tactics. The workshop will be led by Courtney Rae, Bark's Associate Director. Courtney has been working on environmental, political and social campaigns for 10 years.

Suggested Pre-requisite: Intro to Forest Law and Policy, Volunteer Orientation or previous experience volunteering for Bark. All are welcome.

This event is part of Bark's Rad◦i◦cle Training Program which empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy and community organizing. 

What is Rad◦i◦cle?

Rad◦i◦cle {the first root of a seedling to emerge during germination} is Bark’s free training program that empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Since 1999, Bark has provided opportunities for the public to be active in decisions affecting our public lands, from boots-on-the-ground trainings in groundtruthing proposed timber sales to understanding the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) processes and generating public comments on Forest Service actions. Rad◦i◦cle is an expansion of established Bark trainings and is designed to present the diverse skill set and tools necessary for digging deeper into forest defense; to protect Mt. Hood National Forest and beyond.