D4D on the Road 2009-2010

From September 2009 to January 2010, Project Pericles held D4D on the Road workshops at 12 Periclean campuses. These workshops built on the successful D4D on the Road workshops that took place on 12 campuses during the 2008-2009 academic year, where more than 450 students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community members completed a workshop. The workshops were held at geographically diverse campuses strategically located near other Periclean campuses and communities. Having people from multiple campuses attend a workshop promotes inter-campus dialogue and collaboration.

Attendees participated in interactive workshops to help them understand the fundamentals of direct action organizing. The workshops were led by trainers from Midwest Academy. Founded in 1973, Midwest Academy is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice. From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained over 25,000 grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions including the Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Project Pericles is excited to bring these important workshops to campuses around the United States. As our nation engages in a dialogue on a number of critical issues ranging from health care reform to the continuing economic crisis, Project Pericles believes it is imperative that we provide programs such as Debating for Democracy that provide people with the tools necessary to successfully advocate on public policy issues that impact their lives.

Project Pericles wants to thank the Spencer Foundation for supporting "D4D on the Road" 2009-2010.

Saturday, September 26, 2009
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland

Friday, October 30, 2009
Pitzer College, Claremont, California
(with Occidental College)

Friday, October 30, 2009
New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Friday, November 6, 2009
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
(with Chatham University)

Friday, November 13, 2009
Pace University, Pleasantville, New York

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
(with Swarthmore College and Ursinus College)

Friday, January 29, 2010
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
(with The New School)

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
(with Rhodes College)