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Celebrating 50 Years

Register Today for the All-Member Gathering!

What: Two days of celebrations, storytelling, workshops, trainings, and fun with friends. A full agenda will be coming in April. 

When: Saturday, April 30 - May 1, 2022

Where: DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN

*Attendance, lodging and meals are free to members but donations are accepted. Registration is required. 

PROGRAM:

DAY 1

10:00-10:20 - Welcome & Opening

10:20-10:45 - SOCM’s Story 

10:45-11:30 - What is “Community Organizing” anyway?

11:30-12:00 - How SOCM works: understanding our organizational model

LUNCH - 12:00-1:00

1:00-2:30 Workshop #1 - Deep Canvassing (Led by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth)

BREAK - 2:30-2:45 

2:45-3:30 - Living timeline activity!

3:30-4:15 - Member presentations: what have we been up to these past two years?

4:15 - 5:30 - Visioning for the future
DINNER - 6:00-7:00
7:30 - SOCM 50th Cake & Celebration 

8:00 - Campfire & Music 

  

DAY 2

BREAKFAST - 8:00-9:00  

9:00-10:15 - Story circles: understanding our community work through our stories

10:30-12:00 - SOCM Theater! 

12:00-1:00 - LUNCH

1:15-2:30 - Workshop section #2

  • OPTION 1: Running a good chapter meeting (led by Susan Williams)

  • OPTION 2: TBD

2:30-3:00 - Closing ceremony: Committing to each other and our communities