Distinguished visiting professor Olivia Chow brings community organizing curriculum to Ontario
TORONTO, 13 October, 2016 – On Tuesday October 18th, Olivia Chow, Ryerson University distinguished visiting professor, and Marshall Ganz, Harvard professor and chief field strategist during President Obama’s 2008 campaign, will launch the Institute for Change Leaders, a new institute dedicated to the development of community organizing skills.
Originally developed by Ganz, the Change Leaders curriculum provides training on community organizing and affecting social change with modules on building strategic partnerships, mobilizing volunteers, motivating others and campaign strategy. Chow first introduced the curriculum at Ryerson in the spring of 2015 and since then has taught more 1200 individuals.
The launch will highlight how the work of the institute supports civic engagement and gives community activists the skills to mobilize and transform their community.
Those wishing to attend the launch can RSVP at: changeleaders.ca/launch
WHAT: Public Launch of Institute for Change Leaders
WHO: Speakers include:
- Olivia Chow, Ryerson Distinguished Visiting Professor
- Marshall Ganz, Harvard professor and iconic community organizer
- Chris Evans, Ryerson University Interim Provost
- Him Ranjit, Institute participant
- Ben Donato-Woodger, Institute participant
WHEN: October 18, 11:30 a.m., speeches start at noon.
WHERE: Ryerson Zone Learning Centre, 325 Church St., #100:
Ben Donato-Woodger, Institute Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 416-320-0340
Bob Gallagher, Institute for Change Leaders, Communications, email@example.com, 416-434-2221