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Leadership Conference with
Lois Gibbs - February 25, 2006

Co-sponsored by Glynn Environmental Coalition and Coastal Georgia Community College



This event has now occurred.

Lois Gibbs is one of the most successful environmental advocates of our era and came to Glynn County to share her skills with the GEC and environmental organizations in Coastal Georgia.  20 people representing at least 9 different organizations in coastal GA participated in the 3 hour training.

   Lois provided training in key strategies, including:            

             Organizing Group Structure

             How to Keep People Active

             Organizing for the Long Haul

             Proactive Strategies to Move Your Issues Forward 



Organization and Group Structure

  This workshop covered how to set up your organization to involve more people, to get people to take on responsibilities, to avoid burn-out and have a democratically run organization in which everyone from the radical to the scientifically inclined will have a say with out hindering the advancement of the organization. Also covered how to keep people active, how to organize your community, get more people involved, map out recruitment plans, and generally help to identify who should be involved, why they should be involved and how to keep them involved. 

Organizing for the Long Haul

  Once people are involved in a community fight they realize that the victories will not come quickly and that they need to organize for the long haul. This workshop focused on how to set up the organization for a long fight, keep people involved and continue to recruit new people to continue organizational growth. This workshop also covered strategies to move issues forward (proactive vs. reactive) by figuring out who can give you what you want and how to make them give it to you as well as how to put together long and short-term plans and strategies to be more proactive and not always reactive.



Lois Gibbs during workshops at CGCC


Location: Coastal Georgia Community College Conference Center
                3700 Altama Ave., Brunswick, Georgia

 Conference Schedule:

 12:00 to 1:00 Registration

 1:00 to 2:30 Organization and Group Structure

 2:30 to 2:45 Break (snack provided)

 2:45 to 4:30 - Organizing for the Long Haul

 4:30 to 6:00 Dinner Break  (on your own)

 6:00 to 7:30 Lois Gibbs speaking about her experiences in Love Canal, New York.   Free to Conference Attendees and Public.

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