Training

This August, the Motor City Freedom Riders are hosting “Transit Organizing 101,” a three-part training in how we can organize effectively to win better transit service.

Classes are free and open to the public. They’ll be held at TechTown in New Center, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202. Food will be provided.

Please register at this link.

Part 1: The Politics of Transit
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am – 2 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

Why doesn’t metro Detroit have more public transit? The automakers are only part of the story. To win the fight for transit, we need to understand the forces that have held us back, and how racial and economic inequality operate in the political system of our region. We also need to know the basics of how transit agencies are funded and governed in our region to navigate that landscape strategically.

Part 2: Running Strategic Campaigns
Saturday,  August 11, 11:30 am — 2 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

As we’re building people power, what do we do with it? We need targeted campaigns to take on the political establishment of the region and clear the path to expanded public transit. This training will delve into how we can build effective and strategic campaigns – and win!

Part 3: Building Power for Transit Riders
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 — 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

Given the power we’re up against, the fight for transit will require building people power. This training will cover the basics of how we grow our movement through community organizing and relationship-building.