On March 14 we organized our first ever skill-building call for our members and activists on how to organize effective teach-ins and speak-outs.
Listen to the call here:
Organizing Teach-Ins and Speak Outs
You can also download a simple two-sided handout (.doc) on how to hold a successful speak-out or teach-in that includes:
- An overview of what a teach-in and speak-out are;
- How to set goals for these actions; and
- The process for executing effective ones (including tips for planning, carry out, and follow up).
If you were able to participate in our first ever Skill-Building Call: THANK YOU! Because of your attentiveness and well-informed and thought-provoking questions, you have helped lay a solid foundation for this and future calls.
And a special thank you goes out to Jennifer Blackburn of Lights on Healthcare and Kimberly Hunter of the Alachua County Labor Party for their thoughtful and comprehensive analyses of speak-outs and teach-ins — you are both doing amazing work and we’re glad you were able to share what you’ve learned with our members and activists.
Highlights of the call include Kimberly’s tips on goal-setting and media outreach for speak-outs, and Jennifer’s best practices on preparing for a teach-in (including identifying people in advance who can answer the top ten healthcare-related questions).