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Today’s presenter… Ted Jackson Community Organizing Director California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Welcome to the DOnetwork! DOnetwork 101:Organizing to Build Accessible Communities Presented by: Ted Jackson, Community Organizing Director
Today’s Agenda • What is Systems Change Organizing • What is CFILC • History of the DOnetwork • Our Roles In The Network • Access Now Campaigns • Community Organizing and Coalition Building • Network Communications and Social Media
What is Systems Change Organizing? Individual Advocacy Individual Advocacy helps one person change something that is effecting them. For example, benefits, reasonable accommodation at work, etc. Systems Advocacy Systems Advocacy changes an entire system or structure from the way it currently works. For example, new housing construction, homeless shelters, paratransit services, voting machines, polling places, medical facilities, schools, etc. Let’s discuss some examples…
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Statewide Disability Rights & Membership Organization that services 22 of California’s Independent Living Centers 3 Programs – DOnetwork, AT Network & YO! Disabled & Proud
Independent Living Centers Consumer Controlled • ILCs are run by, for and about people with disabilities • Mandated to have at least 51% disabled board and staff members • Focused on serving the diverse needs of the disability community
ILC Core Services Information & Referral Independent Living Skills Training Peer Counseling Individual Advocacy Systems Change Advocacy Assistive Technology Housing Assistance Personal Assistance Services
Meet the CFILC Staff for DOnetwork Teresa Favuzzi Executive Director Christina Mills Deputy Director Ted Jackson Statewide Organizer Kirk Aranda Youth Advocate
Meet You Local ILC’s DOnetwork Organizer www.DisabilityOrganizing.net/community
History of the DOnetwork 1997 Empowerment Team Leaders Build a network to educate and organize California’s Disability Community 29 CFILC Empowerment Team Leaders at the ILC’s
History of the DOnetwork 2003 Systems Change Advocates Change Job Title to Systems Change Advocates Moved Employment to the ILC’s Network Hub (CFILC) Offers Support and Resources to Educate, Organize and Mobilize Statewide Advocacy Plan
History of the DOnetwork 2013 Disability Organizing Network Rebranding the Network with Website and Social Media Tools Broadening the Network to Include Community Members as Active Participants Community Driven Campaigns to Create Change and Build Accessible Communities
History of the DOnetwork • Success • Polling Place Access • Electronic Voting Machines • Increased Airport Shuttle Access • Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelter Access • Disaster Preparedness • Housing and Transportation • Assistive and Durable Medical Equipment • Airport Shuttle Access • Voter Education • 2013 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award
Our Roles In The DOnetwork • The Network Hub-Community Organizing Director • Offer Resources and Support for Community Driven Campaigns and to Local DOnetwork Organizers at the 28 Independent Living Centers • Lead Reactive and Proactive Campaigns on Statewide and National Issues • The Network Organizer • ILC Staff: Systems Change Advocates or Community Organizers • Offer Resources and Support to Volunteer Community Leaders to Drive Access Now Campaigns • Access Now Community Leaders • Identify Regional and Local Barriers to Access and Independent Living • Develop Access Now Campaign Plans • Build Accessible Communities through Community Driven Access Now Campaigns
Access Now Summits Regional Power Summits • To bring local ILC advocacy team members together to share resources and develop synergy • To engage disability community members and organizations not already associated with an ILC or local advocacy team • To develop common agendas • And four, to identify and develop campaign goals and tactics that are community driven San Francisco – Sacramento – Inland Empire
Access Now Summits • Three-Year Cycle • Year One: Team Building and Campaign Plan Development • Year Two: Team Leadership Expansion and Campaign Sustainability • Year Three: Campaign Plan Completion and Systems Change Evaluation • Always: Growing Our Team
Access Now Regional Campaigns • Bay Area • Making Managed Care “Care” • Civil Rights • Community Living: Transportation and Housing • Rural Central-North • Access • Transportation • Schools Empowering Success • Southern California • Healthcare • Transportation • Access
Access Now Statewide Campaigns • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-The Disability Treaty • Covered California Accessibility • Access The Vote Now • Registration • Education • Get Out The Vote
How are we gonna get all this stuff done? Community Organizing And Coalition Building
Building Your Local Access Now Team • Who is on your team? • Consumers • Community Members • Allies • Intake-Outreach: Where and How do we find people • Postcards • Tabling • Coalitions • Discussion: Where have you found new people? • Building A Larger Team • Train Your Team To Repeat! • Training Opportunities Open to Team Members
Community Organizing and Coalition Building Talk To The Hand! Friends Family Neighbors Caregivers Colleagues Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building Skills and Techniques: Discovering motivation through the One on One Conversation • Who? What? Why? Why? Why? • Probing Questions • Transparent and Truthful • Personal and Professional • Round 2: The Catch Up 1 on 1 - holding accountable Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building Leaders - like a part time job. Volunteers who interact on a recurring basis Participants who interact once or twice Skills and Techniques: Identifying Your Commitment The Pyramid Where are you…? Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building Skills and Techniques: Everyone Counts Quantitative and Qualitative Planning and Reporting Take No One For Granted People + Numbers = Universal Language Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building • Strategy Planning: Organizing For Social Change • Who? What? When? Where? Why? • What’s the follow up: Plan B….Plan C… • Organizing and Options • What are some different types of Community Organizing? • What are some different options for communicating to decision-makers?
Community Organizing and Coalition Building Sharing Your Personal Story Educational Advocacy • Identify the Barrier • Share Many Perspectives • Talk to the Hand! Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building • What is a “Coalition?” • An Organization of Organizations • A Relationship Between Communities with a Shared Interest • What to think about when starting Coalition outreach? • Unifying Issues: What are our common goals and obstacles? • Cultural Similarities: What history do our communities have in common? • Differences: What barriers can we overcome to work together? • Friends: Who are our mutual community partners? Handout
Community Organizing and Coalition Building • What are the guidelines to consider? • Choose Unifying Issues • Respect Your Partner’s Self Interest and Internal Process • Decide Together on Decision-Making Structure and Common Strategies • Give Credit Fairly • Be Reciprocal: Give and Take • Be Strategic: Build with Purpose • Be Consistent: Helps Build Good Personal Relationships • Formalize Your Agreements Handout
Network Comunications and Social Media • The Access Now Listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org • Members: Open to the Community • Statewide Communication, Collaboration, Networking, Information Sharing and Housekeeping for Access Now Campaigns • Etiquette: List Serv Guidelines • Join: http://disabilityorganizing.net/listserv/
Network Comunications and Social Media • Interactive Website: www.DisabilityOrganizing.net • Resources, Information, Alerts, Campaigns
Network Comunications and Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/donetwork.org Twitter: @Donetworkorg
Comments Questions & Answers Ted Jackson Ted@cfilc.org (916) 325-1690 ext. 337
Check us out on the web… Interactive Website: www.DisabilityOrganizing.net Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DOnetwork.org Twitter: @DOnetworkorg
2014 ACCESS NOWRegional Power Summits San Francisco – February 2014 Sacramento – February 2014 Southern California – March 2014 Keep an eye out for the registration email! www.DisabilityOrganizing.net (916) 325-1690
DOnetwork Training Library Archived Webinar Today's webinar is being recorded and will be 7 – 10 business days. http://www.disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/training-library.php
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