Certification in Social Justice & Community Organizing (SJCO) to Kickoff on February 18th

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Certification Training & Speaker Series in  

Social Justice & Community Organizing (SJCO)

(Non-Academic Certificate)   

Social Change begins with you! Learn to build power and create change in your community in this eight-week program that trains and equips participants with political education and practical skills to effectively organize for social change!

Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to bring together their communities around areas of common concern, build power, influence community decisions and create just outcomes in the various personal and professional contexts in which they work and live. 

Cohort Dates:

IN PERSON program launch, Saturday, February 18th, 10 am – 5 pm  

Meets ONLINE, Tuesday nights, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 7 – 8:30 pm  

Culminating IN PERSON retreat and community event, Saturday, April 15th 12 pm – 8 pm

In this course you will learn. . . 

  • how change happens and various kinds of change  
  • types and stages of organizing campaigns 
  • tools and best practices for organizing for social change 
  • organizing successful and equitable community meetings and events 
  • organizing communities of faith  
  • engaging media and digital organizing  
  • Non-violent civil disobedience history and tactics  

Expert Speaker Series 

Learn from local and national experts in an online weekly speaker series. With a diverse line-up of weekly guest speakers, students will hear from a range of organizers on a range of organizing expertise.  

Rotrina Campbell * Laurita Ciceron * Aisha Dew * Rev. Vahisha Hasan *

Dr. Melvin Herring * Ash Love * Sharon Lungo * Jessica Moreno * Elizabeth Rogers *

LeDarius Thompson * Rev. Erica Williams * Rev. Janet Garner-Mullins 

Take Action 

Engage in a micro-internship or self-directed organizing project with the support of a personal mentor to support you in discerning, identifying, and connecting with the social issues and communities you care about.

James Lee, our Community Advocate, will lead our equity neighborhood microgrant team. 


This program will develop and expand your tools in organizing, connect you with a network of leaders and organizers for building power, and aims to enable you to leverage your knowledge to increase the funding and opportunities for your work.


$1,000.00 per person (scholarships available) 

1 CEU (non-academic continuing education unit) 

Click here to apply here

Application deadline: February 11th

Questions? Contact Holly Roach, Program Director, roachh2@queens.edu.


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