by Eliana Fisher, Or Tzedek Summer Intern
The sounds of ringing phones, excited voices, and intense typing can be heard throughout the JCUA office as the Or Tzedek summer interns and staff prepare for the wonderful eight day program known as Advanced Activism!
Down here in the JCUA office, the air is buzzing with energy as we schedule meetings and work together to create a fun, informative, and eye-opening experience for the summer of 2013 Advanced Activism participants.
Just to give you a taste of the wonderful things to come, Advanced Activism participants can look forward to workshops with Bright Star Community Outreach, Imagine Englewood If…, trainings in Theatre of the Oppressed and effective social media strategies, engaging internships with Growing Home, Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and so much more.
As we near the beginning of this first session, keep an eye out for more information.*
As an Or Tzedek alum, I am very excited to be helping prepare for Advanced Activism. I am ecstatic about this opportunity to help other teens have the same life changing, eye-opening experience that I had on Or Tzedek.
My time spent on Or Tzedek was the highlight of my summer and I still cherish the memories I made and lessons I learned while on Or Tzedek to this very day.
For those of you who have not participated in Or Tzedek before, have no fear! There are still openings in the July and August sessions, so sign up before time runs out.
We’ll be live tweeting and posting from all sessions, so that you, your friends and family can follow Or Tzedek in their summer of intense social change!
Look out for #passionforaction to get the latest about our activism and advocacy efforts.
Participants and staff will use this hashtag (what’s a hashtag?) when they tweet or instagram during the Or Tzedek summer sessions. So, you can find all of their tweets under one heading.