Organizing for Soulforce on a Local Level
We've received many requests for information about our local Soulforce groups, and while we plan on re-evaluating the program at some point, with our busy agenda for this year, we just haven't had the time to reevaluate it.
This year, Soulforce is planning a number of actions that will be happening simultaneously in various cities. This provides an excellent time to organize locally.
Because of that and because we believe that the forums offer a unique opportunity for people to share organizing experiences, we're starting a new thread that will be exclusively for organizing around Soulforce projects on a local level.
To start the thread off, I've listed a couple of ideas as to how you might create interest in your area about Soulforce and nonviolent resistance. One very simple idea is just forwarding the Soulforce Alerts to your friends and loved ones. Some other suggestions to get local interest started in Soulforce might be:
o Hosting a house party to watch "God and Gays" or another Soulforce video
o Asking local churches if they would invite you to show God and Gays or a Soulforce video.
o Form a study group around videos, “Eyes on the Prize” or "The Power of Nonviolence," (available at your local library) and discuss what can be learned for the LGBT rights movement.
So welcome Soulforce enthusiasts, let's start the sharing.