- January 24, 2018
Post submitted by Richard Caban Cubero, Alabama Field Organizer
HRC Alabama has established a series of trainings called “People Will Rise” (PWR), which are skills-based trainings that prepare participants to build influence in their area through community organizing.
Thus far, the trainings have targeted LGBTQ and allied communities in Birmingham, the Shoals area, Montgomery and Huntsville.
From passing the state’s first LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance in Birmingham to helping elect the state’s first Democratic U.S. Senator in 25 years, community organizing has produced a string of political victories for pro-equality Alabamians.
PWR trainings tap into this success, building pathways for energized Alabamians to make a difference. From the start, these trainings clarify how an individual can build power by first defining what power really is: The ability to influence the quality of a relationship.
Participants are then taught how to use this simple framework to build a multifaceted approach to increasing support for LGBTQ issues. By helping demystify the meaning, process and value of community organizing, these trainings are helping to guide communities across Alabama toward success.
With eight trainings this month and more scheduled for February, we are building a network of focused, passionate and empowered communities ready to influence decision makers in their local and statewide communities. With elections right around the corner, this empowerment is more significant than ever for pro-equality Alabamians