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FIFTY DAYS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
CTWO's Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program
(MAAP) brings together
motivated activists of color for seven weeks to learn the art of
organizing. Graduates receive help in getting jobs in community or labor
organizations fighting for justice. Reserve your space in the movement
today!
WHEN: JUNE 18 - AUGUST 6, 2003
WHERE: ORIENTATION AND ADVANCED SKILLS SESSIONS IN OAKLAND;
FIELD PLACEMENTS IN SF BAY AREA, NEW YORK, AND LOS ANGELES.
Fill out a MAAP application at www.ctwo.org/maap, or call us at 510-533-
7583 xt. 13. MAAP applicants must attend a CAT session.
**Application deadline due on April 15, 2003**
-CTWO-
1218 E. 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94606
510-533-7583, xt. 13

Chronicle Books is looking for a publicity department assistant. Interested
parties should send their resumes and cover letters to Joanie
Pacheco-Anderson, Human Resources Manager at 85 Second Street, San
Francisco, CA 94105 or email to jpa@chroniclebooks.com

MCLI needs college and law students to work on lhuman rights and peace law projects, including struggling for rights under the US constitution and UN Charter. Call or write for application form MCLI P O Box 673, Berkeley CA 94701-0673 phone: 510.848.0599
mcli@mcli@org

Project Coordinator Job Description: The Freedom Archives contain over 5000 hours of audiotapes. These recordings date from the late-60s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international solidarity movements. The collection includes weekly news/ poetry/ music programs broadcast on several educational radio stations; in-depth interviews and reports on social and cultural issues; diverse activist voices; original and recorded music, poetry, original sound collages; and an extensive La Raza collection.The project coordinator is responsible for the coordination of The Freedom Archives' interns and volunteers to involve them in the organization's projects, and liaisons with other organizations to build community awareness and involvement in our work.
Duties:
Coordinate training in historical research, audio & production
Develop Freedom Archives outreach
Provide guidance to interns and volunteers
Miscellaneous administrative duties as needed
Qualifications:
Experience in media production
Experience in coordinating youth and young adult projects
Self starter and able to work collaboratively
People of color, women, GLBT and youth strongly encouraged to apply.
Part time. Flexible hours. Staring January 2003.
Contact:
Claude Marks, Project Director, The Freedom Archives, 522 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-9977, www.freedomarchives.org


ColorLines is looking for a senior writing and editing fellow. This is an editorial fellowship of 3 months involving
regular writing for ColorLines and its online news service RaceWire, as well as working with the editor in chief to plan and edit
articles for publication. We're looking for someone with proven journalis and writing skill, knowledge of race politics, and commitment to
social justice. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. ColorLines is a national magazine of race,
culture, and action. We are published by the Applied Research Center, public policy, education, and research institute which
emphasizes issues of race and social change. For more information, visit ourwebsite at www.colorlines.com. Send resume, three writing samples, and three references to Tram Nguyen, 3781 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611,
colorlines@arc.org

 

Tram Nguyen
Editor
ColorLines Magazine
www.colorlines.com
3781 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
510-653-3415
510-653-3427 fax

Critical Resistance (CR), a national grassroots organization working to end the prison industrial complex (PIC), seeks a part-time Bay Area based organizer to work out of its Oakland office.

Responsibilities and duties:
" Research, develop and support CR's local grassroots organizing
" Develop and maintain relationships with organizations and individuals working against the PIC and related activism in California
" Organize CR events
" Participate in local working groups and decision-making
" Some administrative responsibilities
" Public Speaking
" Writing: Develop literature, press releases, articles
" Supervise/coordinate volunteers and interns

Qualifications:
" Excellent written and oral communication skills
" Must be a self-starter and able to work independently
" Willingness to travel within California
" Ability (and inclination) do office work
" Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building partnerships and coalitions
" Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well
" Be accountable to multiple organizers in a non-hierarchical organization
" Basic computer skills (word processing, database,)
" Experience working against the PIC and interest in CR's mission
" Spanish language skills a plus
" Former prisoners and people of color are especially encouraged to apply

Salary is $15 per hour for 15 hours per week for one year.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to by June 21, 2002.

Critical Resistance
1212 Broadway, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
FAX: 510-444-2177
PHONE: 510-444-0484
EMAIL: rose@criticalresistance.org
Migrant Farmworker Program:
Currently hiring outreach workers for paid positions this summer (May 29th - mid to late August) to assist our Migrant Farmworker Program in representing farmworkers. Qualifications: burning desire to build a just society; interest in employment, civil rights, and immigration law; near fluent oral Spanish; and, enthusiasm and sense of humor. Applicants are not required to be law students; we have had outstanding undergraduate students work for us. I have attached last year's summer staff training agenda and an index to the summer staff training manual.
I would appreciate your passing this on to anyone you think might be interested. I would be happy to answer any inquiries regarding these jobs. Please e-mail: a cover letter regarding your interest,
resume, and three references asap. EEO employer.

Mark Heller
Supervising Attorney
Migrant Farmworker Program
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
740 Spitzer Building
520 Madison Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 255-0814
FAX: (419) 259-2880
mheller@ablelaw.org <mailto:mheller@ablelaw.org>

Community Voices Heard, a membership organization of low-income people on welfare based in NYC is seeking an experienced organizer to build and manage a statewide campaign in New York State focusing on TANF Re-Authorization (Federal Welfare Reform), job creation and state welfare reform issues. This position will be based in NYC, but with a larger percentage of statewide travel, a large focus of which will be the Hudson Valley to Albany.

The Statewide Campaign Organizer will be responsible for:
Identifying groups and constituencies interested in welfare, job creation and other anti-poverty issues; and
building relationships with upstate organizations and individuals in key districts through out the state, to work on welfare, job creation and other anti-poverty issues;
building networks of local individuals on welfare to support CVH Campaigns and issues;
providing technical assistance, training and information to help mobilize local community organizations and people on these issues;
organizing statewide meetings and actions with interested organizations and individuals focusing on TANF and welfare reform issues.

Qualifications
2+ Years experience in Direct Membership, Legislative, electoral and/or issue organizing;
experience organizing community forums, meetings and large scale actions;
excellent with computers, writing and speaking in public;
a basic understanding of the state budget process, welfare reform and job creation issues is highly desirable;
ability to work independently, as well as part of a team;
Spanish Language ability is desirable but not required.
Ability to work long hours, and to work away from NYC for periods of time, including traveling around NYS.

The Statewide Campaign Organizer is a temporary position. Applicants should have access to an automobile for statewide travel. Salary is DOE. Please fax resume and cover letter ASAP to CVH 170 E. 116th St. # 1E NY, NY 10029 or 212-996-9481. For more info, check out: cvhaction.org or call 212-860-6001. CVH is an equal opportunity employer, women, people of color; LGBT people and former welfare recipients are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Administrative Director
Administrative Director with a proven track record in diversified funding sources and a strong grantwriting background needed for grass roots economic justice NYC based organization. Salary DOE, fax resumes, cover letter, salary requirement to R. Castro, 212 996-9481. CVH is an EOE. No calls please.

Community Organizer: Grass-roots membership organization seeks experienced individual to build membership, conduct leadership development, plan campaigns, staff organizing meetings etc. Issue work includes job creation, welfare/workfare issues, education, and training. Salary DOE. Bi-lingual Spanish strongly desired. Women, people of color, GLBT strongly encouraged to apply. Res & Cov Letter to CVH 170 E. 116th St. Suite 1E NY NY 10029.

CorpWatch is Hiring!
After six years at the helm, Corp Watch's Executive Director is shifting roles to become a Senior Advisor working on special projects. That means we need an extraordinary and dynamic individual to run this exciting and cutting edge organization. So, please help us spread the word and
pass this announcement on to people you think might be good candidates for the job!Women and people of color especially encouraged to apply. For details see the job announcement on the site:
<http://www.corpwatch.org/misc/PFR.jsp?freestyleid=jobs-ED%20Job>.

National Radio Project Hiring Immediately
Three Job Openings to be filled immediately at the National Radio
> Project. See below for job descriptions and application deadlines.
> Duration of employment no less than four months.
>
> NRP will will launch a new public affairs show on November 8, 2001. NRP
> has just received funding to start another weekly program that will
> focus on seldom discussed implications of U.S.international and domestic
> policies and actions in the post September 11 period. This half-hour
> weekly show (title TBA) will be distributed each Thursday at 3p ET on
> the Public Radio Satellite System and via the Internet. We will also
> Fed EX CDs to stations for play on Fridays.
>
> ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (16 hours/week): Reports to Executive Producer
> Works directly with Executive Producer/Host in developing ideas and
> topics for show. Makes arrangements for interviews. Acquires
> background information and research for interviews and segments. Writes
> introductions and segment lead-ins. Participates in editorial meetings.
> Responsible for final show documents (show descriptions, invoices, etc.)
> Coordinates with web weaver on web updates. Assists with other
> communications.
>
> Qualifications: Must have at least one-year of radio production
> experience. Superb organizational skills. Strong communication
> skills. Good news judgement. Strong writing skills. Excellent on the
> phone. Good team player. Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Sound
> Forge a plus.
>
> Hours: Wednesdays 8am - 12pm, Thursdays 6am - 2pm, Fridays, 8am - 12pm
> Wages: $15/hour
>
> Resume with three references and a brief writing sample must be turned
> in by fax (510) 251-1342 or email (put resume on subject line) to
> Phillip Babich (pbabich@radioproject.org) no later than 5:00pm on
> Friday, October 26th. NO PHONE CALLS
>
> ENGINEER (8 hours/week): Reports to Executive Producer
>
Primary sound engineer for recording interviews and mixing the show.
> Uplinks the program to the Public Radio Satellite System via ISDN line.
> Facilitates ISDN and telephone audio feeds. Uploads audio files to NRP
> web site. Coordinates and books studio time.
>
> Qualifications: Must have at least one-year of audio engineering
> experience. Meticulous mixing and editing skills. Strong communication
> skills. Able to work under deadline pressure. Good team player.
> Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Sound Forge a plus.
>
> Hours: Thursdays 6am - 2pm
> Wages: $15/hour
>
> Resume with three references must be turned in by fax (510) 251-1342 or
> email (put resume on subject line) to Phillip Babich
> (pbabich@radioproject.org) no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October
> 26th. NO PHONE CALLS
>
> ASSOCIATE MANAGER (20 hours/week): Reports to Managing Director
> This is a high level part-time administration position. The
> administrator will support the Managing Director. Tasks will vary and
> may include sensitive and appropriate station communications, creating
> brochures and other collateral materials, developing systems to improve
> work flow, grant research and writing and general office and data
> management tasks.
>
> Qualifications: Must be an excellent communicator. Strong writing
> skills. Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively in an environment
> with shifting priorities. Quick thinker with an ability to integrate
> information from a variety of sources. Willing to take direction and
> work effectively both independently or as part of a team. Capable of
> developing systems to improve the work flow and environment.
>
> Must be highly reliable. Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
> Understands the value and importance of all work, including so-called
> menial tasks. Understanding of a broad range of social issues desirable.
>
> Contact with non-profit organizations nation-wide is a plus.
>
> Must be comfortable using MacIntosh computer. Comfort with PC is a
> plus. Fluency with MS Word and netscape required. Knowledge of
> Photo-shop, Excel, Filemaker-Pro, Pagemaker are a plus.
>
> Must be available to start immediately.
> Salary depends upon experience.
>
> Resumes with three references and a brief writing sample must be turned
> in by fax (510) 251-1342 or email (put resume on subject line) to Laura
> Livoti (laura@radioproject.org) no later than Thursday, October 25th.
>
> --
> Phillip Babich
> National Radio Project
> Managing Producer
> 1714 Franklin Street - Suite 311
> Oakland, California 94612
> phone: (510) 251-1332 ex. 103
> fax: (510) 251-1342
> pbabich@radioproject.org
> http://www.radioproject.org

Just Cause Oakland , Lead Tenant Organizer Opening

>Just Cause began in early 2000 with our work on a ballot initiative
>aimed at protecting tenants from unfair eviction. We succeeded in
>gathering 20,000 signatures and fought off an attempt by landlords to
>raise rents by 10%. Now Just Cause is committed to begin organizing
>to mobilize tenants in a way that has not been seen in Oakland for
>many years.
>
>This opening is for someone to take a leadership position in our base
>building work. The job involves helping the steering committee to
>formulate strategy; building committees of tenant leaders in low-
>income neighborhoods; running campaigns targeting recalcitrant
>landlords and pressuring City Hall; working with volunteer leaders to
>develop campaigns to win real change for tenants. The lead organizer
>would work closely with four standing committees.
>
>Responsibilities will include:
>Working with the Steering committee to develop strategies and refine
>goals for the organization.
>Developing neighborhood based campaigns.
>Training low-income tenants to become empowered activists.
>Working with allied organizations to build mutual support and common
>ground.
>Serving as a media spokesperson.
>Interacting with funders and writing reports.
>Taking a leadership role developing the organizational structure of
>Just Cause as it grows.
>Reporting on a regular basis to a supervisor from the steering
>committee.
>
>Minimum Requirements:
>Three years demonstrated experience in tenant, community, or labor
>organizing.
>Ability to build unity and motivate others to action.
>Familiarity with essential concepts of community organizing and
>fighting oppression related to race, class, gender, sexual
>orientation, and physical and mental ability.
>Good communication skills, written, verbal, and interpersonal.
>Self-motivated and skilled at working as part of a team.
>
>Preferred Qualifications:
>Experience as a lead organizer.
>Supervisory experience.
>Background in tenant organizing
>Knowledge of Oakland issues and organizations.
>Background in leadership development
>Experience in grassroots and institutional fundraising
>Ability to speak a language other than English (Spanish, Vietnamese
>or Cantonese).
>
>Salary:
>$36,000-$40,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits.
>
>To apply:
>Please send resume to Dawn Phillips at People United for a Better
>Oakland (PUEBLO). (510) 451-2010.

"If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."
George Orwell


DEMAND THAT U.S. NETWORK TELEVISION BE MORE THAN A MOUTHPIECE OF BUSH'S NATIONAL SECURITY STATE. THOSE INTERESTED IN JUSTICE NOT VENGEANCE SHOULD CALL THESE NUMBERS AND ASK FOR A BALANCED PERSPECITIVE ON ALL NATIONAL NEWS DURING THIS CRISIS:

Take Action
Contact CNN and Fox News Channel.
CNN, Washington Bureau, 202-898-7900 (ask for the news room)
CNN President, Walter Isaacson, 404-827-1500
Fox News Channel, 212-301-3100 (Jama Vitale), FAX 212-301-4224
Fox News Channel Comment Line: 888-369-4762; comments@foxnews.com

Following are some talking points for your calls to these outlets (courtesy of Media Alliance) :

1. Their coverage needs to include pacifist perspectives. So far the discussions in the
mainstream media have centered on which form of violent retribution is preferred.
Avoiding discussion of other responses, including non-violent ones, contributes to an
atmosphere that further perpetuates the cycle of violence that manifested itself on
Tuesday.

2. Their coverage needs to include perspectives that oppose racist and xenophobic stereotyping and behavior, especially against South Asians, Arab Americans or anyone believed to be of these groups. (Native Americans and Latinos have been attacked too). Although outlets have covered the recent spate of hateful attacks on Arab Americans, there need to be voices included that explicitly defend immigrants. Immigrants of all backgrounds have always been, and are today, a central part of U.S. society and our
many communities.

3. Their coverage needs to include analysis of the root causes that led the people
who perpetrated the attacks on Tuesday to want to kill thousands of civilians (and
themselves too). One such root cause is the longstanding, widespread, and
devastating violence that has been the result of U.S. foreign policy. Some recent
examples include the U.S.-driven sanctions on Iraq which have killed more than 1.5
million children, the billions of dollars in military aid to Colombia which the U.S. has
used to fuel a deadly civil war, and the hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid
to Israel to enforce an occupation in violation of numerous U.N. resolutions.

Additionally, reporters should acknowledge the role of the United States in training
and aiding many parties that the U.S. government subsequently has labelled as
"terrorists" (e.g. Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, etc.). Reporting that the
terrorists "are against American values" and "hate our freedom" is inadequate.

4. Their coverage needs to include perspectives that oppose new policies that will
use the recent attack as a pretext to increase military spending, fast track StarWars, and curtail civil liberties.

People who can speak to these topics can easily be found by CNN and Fox News
Channel through the websites listed above or through the Institute for Public
Accuracy, www.accuracy.org.


United Students Against Sweatshops
is hiring for 3 full-time positions at our national office in Washington, DC. Each position requires a two-year commitment as well as a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice and the willingness to often work long hours and weekends but with fulfilling results. All positions offer a competitive non-profit salary, health and dental benefits and flexible vacation time. People of color, women, working class, and LGBTQ folks are strongly urged to apply. Descriptions of each position as well as information on qualifications and the application procedure follow below. The application deadline is June 8.
USAS is a national student-run organization with chapters across the country running exciting grassroots campaigns focused on issues of worker rights and social and economic justice from our campuses and communities to the factories across the world manufacturing garments and other products for U.S. corporations and universities. The staff in our small national office work closely with students nationwide to support ongoing campus organizing; coordinate the activities of local organizations into national actions and campaigns; put together national meetings, trainings, and conferences; maintain communication and coordination with national and international allies; and facilitate the infrastructural development of a dynamic movement.
3 positions: Fundraising & Communications Coordinator, Field Organizer, and Program Coordinator.
Contact for exact job descriptions: e-mail to: for_the_movement@hotmail.com
United Students Against Sweatshops/Carrie Brunk/1015 18th Street NW, Suite 200/Washington, DC 20036
*Questions*202.NO.SWEAT (202.667.9328)
, fax/202 822 1199

Data Center Information Activist


Annual Salary: $35,000 plus benefits, full time position.
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Multiple positions available.

The DataCenter is a 24-year-old nonprofit organization building a stronger progressive movement by providing strategic research and information services to organizers, policy-makers and media advocates. Organizations we have worked with include: Center for Third World Organizing, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, SouthWest Organizing Project, Healthcare Without Harm, and Environmental Health Coalition.

The DataCenter has a budget of $700,000, a paid staff of 11, and four programs.
For more information, see our web site at www.igc.org/datacenter.
The ImpactResearch team of information activists provides research and analysis, referral and consultation to justice organizations, and enhances the movement's research capacity through collaborative projects and skills training sessions.
JOB PROFILE
The Information Activist will work closely with multiracial justice organizations assessing their information needs and conducting campaign support research to help guide and implement strategies and tactics. Major responsibilities include:
* Research and analysis-from fact checking to deep research
* Research strategy sessions
* Research trainings
* Information resource development
* Outreach and relationship development with justice organizations
* Program evaluation and development

What we're looking for:
* Commitment to social justice and progressive movement building
* Two years experience in community, labor, student, or justice activism
* Research experience (e.g. journalism, union or campaign research,
targeted or community assets research)
* Ability to succinctly analyze and synthesize large amounts of information
* General computer and web research experience is essential, including general office applications. Networked environment using Microsoft Office applications
* Capacity to conduct trainings
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work with diverse people and organizations, bilingual skills desirable (Spanish preferred)
* Work or activist experience relevant to environmental justice, youth organizing, training, or economic justice
* Ability to manage multiple projects, working both independently and
> > collaboratively with activists and the
ImpactResearch Team
* Commercial database research (e.g. LEXIS-NEXIS, Dialog, Dow Jones News Retrieval) preferred

Current DataCenter staff have worked in the past as organizers, journalists, teachers, union researchers, and librarians. We Offer: 10 days of vacation first year and 12 holidays ; Health and dental insurance for employee, their spouse/domestic partner and children; Flexible work schedule; Seniority bonuses; and a work environment that values equity, solidarity, diversity, and participatory self-management
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to: ImpactResearch
Hiring Committee, DataCenter, 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 900, Oakland, CA 94612-2912. Fax 510.835.3017. Applications will be considered as they are
received. Starting date is flexible.

Program Coordinator/Associate
Job Description - Foundation for a College Education (FCE)

Located in East Palo Alto, our mission is to increase the number of
low income and first generation students of color attending and graduating from 4 year colleges and universities. Through our program, parents and students have access to a comprehensive set of services throughout the students' high school career. Ideally, we begin with students during their freshman year of high school, but also admit students in their sophomore and junior years as well. We are currently searching for a Program Coordinator or Associate.
Job Description
Foundation for a College Education (FCE) is a small non profit organization in East Palo Alto dedicated to increasing the number of underprivileged students of color attending and graduating from college. We seek a dynamic Program Coordinator/Associate who enjoys working with youth, thrives in a challenging/ever changing climate, and wants to help grow an organization.
Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator/Associate will work with the Executive Director to provide support in all program areas including:
Coordinating program events and activities, suchas SAT program, special college admissions workshops, monthly parent and student meetings, and college tours assisting with college advising, including financial aid/scholarship planning recruitment, screening, and training of mentors
and tutors managing mentor caseloads, maintaining accurate records and files serving as liaison for parent and student client coordinating interns and volunteers maintaining client databases for tracking program
outcomes assisting with program data collection, reporting and documentation building relationships with school and district personnel and other outside agencies
Requirements
Experience working with youth, families and local community members; ability to work well with diverse populations. Excellent organizational skills, self starter, ability to work independently as well as with a team.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and strong computer/technology skills, including File Maker Pro. Minimum B.A. degree and ideally 3 5+ years related work experience, including college admissions/higher ed administration. Persons of color strongly encouraged to apply. Salary contingent upon experience.
Foundation for a College Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Stephanie Wick, Executive Director, Foundation for a College Education P.O. Box 1239, Menlo Park, CA 94026 1239.
E mail applications accepted: swick@collegefoundation.org

The Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
is seeking a Project Coordinator for our family rights and dignity project. Theis is a fulltime position with benefits. Preference will be given to SF residents who have personally experienced poverty and homelessness. Women & people of color are encouraged to apply.
Send fax resume and letter to:
COH, 468 Turk St, SF 94102
fax: 415 755.5639 Attn: Paul Boden

Administrative Assistant:
We Interrupt This Message, a nat'l non-profit media strategy & training center dedicated to challenging racism and stereotypes in the media. Located in San Francisco. f/t salary plus benefits. People of color and bilingual speakers strongly encouraged to apply Call 415. 537.9437 for description & application.

Californians For Justice: Organizing Intern Wanted!
Are you a dynamic and committed individual who'd like to work part-time as
a Youth Organizer?¬Ý Do you want to play a part in improving education for
California's students of color?
If so, read on:
What we're looking for:
Position: San Jose Youth Organizer
Hours: Roughly 12 hrs/wk. Flexible, but some daytime and some evening hours
a must
Timeline: March through June 2001 (and possibly beyond)
Pay: Weekly stipend to be determined
Main responsibilities:
Recruit and train volunteers and members from East San Jose High Schools,
Identify and develop leaders
Assist with action research as we develop our Education Campaign
Participate in grassroots fundraising drives
Requirements:
Commitment and passion for social justice and to CFJ's work
Excellent planning, organizational skills, and ability to work in a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Bilingual a plus
FMI: Call Cathy at 408.292.9476 or send a resume to CFJ, 1010 Ruff Drive, San
Jose, CA 95110.

Background on Californians For Justice (CFJ):
CFJ is a statewide, grassroots membership organization working to advance
racial and economic justice in California.¬Ý CFJ's strategies include:
organizing to build power among California's emerging majority of people of
color, women, poor and young people of all colors; developing skills and
critical analysis through political education and trainings; building
strategic alliances, and reframing the public debate on critical issues.

CFj's recent work includes a successful campaign to raise California's
Minimum Wage from $5.75 to $6.75 (as of Jan 1, 2002), informing over 1000
San Jose High School students about the dangers of Proposition 21 (Juvenile
in-Justice) and Prop. 22 (anti-gay marriage), and getting out the vote on
the East Side and throughout the state on issues such as School Vouchers
and Props 21 & 22.

The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program:
Please help us identify and train the next generation of people of color
organizing for social justice!

The Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) is currently seeking
applicants for the fall cycle for the nation's premier organizer training
program for people of color.

Since 1985, MAAP has brought motivated activists together for seven weeks
to learn the art of organizing through field-based training with a labor or
community organization. The internship integrates political development with
skills training in Recruitment and Membership-building, Direct Actions,
Tactical Research, Power Analysis, Organizing Campaigns and Strategies and
Grassroots Fundraising.

MAAP interns receive a $200 per week stipend for the six weeks in the field,
with all housing, health care and local transportation expenses covered. At
the conclusion of the program, MAAP connects graduates in promising jobs
with progressive community and labor organizations.

MAAP is a program of the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), a
national resource for organizations and individuals of color who are
contributing to the movement for social and economic justice in the United
States and around the world.

This fall's MAAP program runs from September 26 to November 10. To
participate in MAAP this fall, applicants must attend a weekend-long
Community Action Training (CAT) in one of the following cities: either
Boston MA, Durham NC, Chicago IL, or Los Angeles CA. All of these CATs will
be held the weekend of August 24-26. The fall MAAP application deadline is
August 15, 2001.

An easy application process with contact information is described below.

We need your help today by:

1. Contacting Irene at CTWO directly with the names of individuals or
organizations who may be interested in MAAP (training@ctwo.org)
2. Forwarding this message to potential applicants, other organizations, and
list serves

We have included a description of the program below. Thanks in advance for
your support in identifying and training the next generation of organizers
of color!

In Solidarity,

Irene Juaniza
MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing

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Description:
MAAP (Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program) is the nation's premier
training (internship) program for activists. MAAP brings motivated
activists together for seven weeks to learn the art of organizing through
field-based training with a labor or community organization. The internship
integrates political development with skills training in Recruitment and
Membership-building, Direct Actions, Tactical Research, Power Analysis,
Organizing Campaigns and Strategies and Grassroots Fundraising.

Qualifications:
MAAP is for people of color at least 18 years old, with an interest in
pursuing a career as a community or labor organizer. Applicants must
complete the Community Action Training (CAT) as part of their application
process prior the MAAP session of their interest.

Dates:
Fall Session: September 26-November 10, 2001 (application deadline: August
15, 2001.)

Application Process:
1. Answer the MAAP application questions (listed below) and submit them to
MAAP with the $30 CAT registration fee (refunded if accepted into the MAAP
program.)
2. Attend the CAT training, where you will be interviewed.
3. If accepted into the program, you'll start your internship with a
four-day orientation training in Oakland.
4. Upon graduation, MAAP can assist you in finding an organizing position
where you can continue to develop your skills.

Application Questions:
Answer the following questions (typed or clearly printed) and submit them to
MAAP at the address below.

1. Name, address, phone and email (current and permanent)
2. Indicate Summer or Fall session
3. Indicate which CAT session you will be attending on August 24-26, 2001:
Boston MA, Durham NC, Chicago IL or Los Angeles CA
4. School and/or organizational affiliation and position
5. Race/ethnicity and self-defined gender
6. Date of birth
7. Rate your ability - limited, intermediate, or advanced - in language(s)
other than English for: speaking, writing, spoken translation, written
translation. Please indicate language and level for all areas.

1. What type of work do you want to pursue in the future and why?
2. Describe your current and past involvement with community,
religious/spiritual, political, social welfare, and other groups.
3. How have these activities influenced your desire to become an organizer?
4. Please describe your family/personal/life experience and how it has
influenced your views of social change and your desire to become an
organizer.
5. What do you hope to gain by participating in MAAP?

Location:
Oakland, CA and field placement locations throughout the US.

Compensation:
MAAP interns receive a stipend of $200 per week stipend (before taxes) for
the 6 weeks in the field, local transportation, travel from Oakland to the
placement, housing and health insurance for the duration of the program.
MAAP interns cover their round-trip transportation expenses from their city
of origin to Oakland.

Contact:
For COMPLETE INFORMATION on the MAAP and/or CAT program, or to
apply/register online visit our web site: http://www.ctwo.org. Individuals
without internet access can call the MAAP Hotline: 510.594.4046.

Mailed responses can be made to:
Irene Juaniza, MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
1218 East 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94606
email: training@ctwo.org
website: www.ctwo.org


OTHER RESOURCES

Incite: Women of Color Against Violence:
PO Box 6861, Minneapolis, MN 55406 incite_national@yahoo.com
local chapter: acrd@sfsu.edu (415) 553-3837

Women of Color Resource Center:
<http://www.coloredgirls.org> chisme@igc.org
(510) 848-9272
(Publishes Women's Education in the Global Economy, The National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects, National Resource Guide)

Guide to the World Conference on International Human Rights
<http://www.hrlawgroup.org/site/~programs.html>

Baitul Salaam (Muslim women survivors of domestic abuse)
<http://alnisaal.hypermart.net/> Haleem1@aol.com

The Women's Rights Network (WRN)
<http://www.wellesley.edu/WCW/wcw/wrn>

Free Legal Help About Work: LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SF
LGBT WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT
1-866-864-4900 toll free

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Center for Constitutional Rights
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American Civil Liberties Union
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Amnesty International
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
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National Lawyer's Guild
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U.S. Department of Justice
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Anti-War News:<http://www.antiwar.net>
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Help the Homeless: Clothing/Household Goods/Furniture Donations
St Anthony's accepts donations of the above items in good condition. Goods can be dropped off at 101-8th St (at Mission) from 8 am to 4:30 pm., San Francisco, CA
Another alternative is to donate to the Community Thrift Store and designate the Coalition on Homelessness as your beneficiary organization. The thrift store number is 415 861-4910 at 623 Valencia St, SF. Donations accepted from 10 to 5 pm daily at on Sycamore Street. Sycamore Street is between 17 and 18th Streets and Mission and Valencia Streets, SF.


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