What is the Soulforce Delegate Program?
The heart of the Soulforce Delegate program is to enable people like you from across the country to organize and mobilize activists, leaders, and their communities to tackle multiple forms of oppression and diverse issues and policies. This year has a particular focus on the many forms of migration. Delegates act as collaborative forces in their own communities to foster leadership in LGBTQ movements. Each participant undergoes rigorous training on the principles of nonviolence as it relates to social justice issues and developing organizer best practices.
The Delegate program seeks ways to transcend beyond boundaries of knowing and embodying social justice in the US by supporting new and creative ways of leading. While Delegates have usually been based in the US, we are exploring ways to extend support and partnerships internationally. At this moment, we are seeking Delegate applications here in the US, starting with folks in Ohio. We will look at adding other states this year.
We are seeking 3 Ohio Delegates for the 2013 – 2014 Delegate session. In line with our global/local outlook, we are honing in on issues of identity, migration, and fundamentalism and working closely with the established Ohio stakeholders. The 3 Ohio Delegates should have some experience in organizing with a strong interest on the Intersectional Justice to work across communities and movements. The 3 Ohio Delegate positions will lead and receive hands-on experience through running a Pop-up Shop, leading trainings, and organizing symposia.
If this sounds like an exciting experience that will better you and the work of Soulforce, apply now. The deadline is July 5, 2013.
Soulforce is looking for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or allies, who come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, all education levels, people of color, all abilities, all gender identities and expressions, all faiths, all sizes, all citizenship statuses, and all ages to make up its Delegates. It is imperative that our group is diverse to better accommodate the unique needs of anti-oppression and social justice work.
Training Dates in Ohio – in efforts to work with participants availability we are considering two training dates: July 25 – 30, 2013 or August 1 – 6, 2013.
Application Deadline to apply is July 5, 2013.
Meet the Current Delegates
Scroll over the cities to learn more about each Delegate and the work they’re doing.
The City Resource Guides are coming soon!