POWER provides skill-building workshops for low-income parents and people who work with low-income families. These workshops are free, however, if the hosting agency, school, or organization can provide a stipend for expenses, and/or can make copies, it is much appreciated. Host organizations are responsible for providing a room for the workshop, a separate room for childcare, a meal (if at a mealtime) or snacks. If interested in hosting a workshop, contact us at email@example.com.
Know Your Rights
Interactive workshop about your legal rights and how to be your own best advocate within the confusing system of governmental benefits for parents and children. Learn more about the programs, eligibility, how to access the rules and how to encourage your caseworker to follow them. Includes a comprehensive handbook that residents can take home.
Participants will receive comprehensive information about various benefit programs and know what the eligibility requirements are at the end of this workshop. They will know how to look up Washington Administrative Code and the proper steps to advocate for their families to get the public benefits they need.
Participants will role play showing their increased knowledge through skill demonstration and practice.
Telling Your Story From A Place of Power
Low-income people often feel that they have little clout in affecting social or economic policies; however, their stories are a powerful tool and if nurtured and developed, can change the hearts and minds of voters, policymakers and legislators. Our interactive workshop looks at the qualities of a good story, and helps participants develop their confidence and hone their own experiences to better use this powerful tool.
Participants will engage in telling their stories, not as victims, but as activists for change.
Participants will gain useful knowledge in developing a story for an event, a legislative hearing or the media. They will be invited to participate in the POWER Hour Radio Show.
Our interactive workshop looks at local and global economic systems and how the affect our lives. For too long dialogues about economics have been reserved for college campuses and groups with social or economic privilege. All people have the right to join this dialogue, especially people living in poverty, for they are the most affected. A basic understanding of the economics can help people identify inequities and work toward change to ultimately reduce poverty.
Participants will increase their basic knowledge of the economic systems that affect their life and feel empowered to advocate for change. Participants will learn more about local and global movements toward economic rights.
The myths and stereotypes about people in poverty abound, causing people who are homeless, single parents, or those with low-incomes to be mistreated. Challenging the myths we all carry about and learning the realities behind who is poor and why, makes us all better citizens, able to advocate for improved anti-poverty policies with knowledge and authority.
Our interactive workshop includes a quiz and active discussion as well as a look at economic movements throughout history and their affect on our economic climate.
Reproductive Justice 101
Define reproductive justice and study the institutionalized reproductive oppression throughout history of women, especially low-income and women of color. Interactive discussions about reproductive justice work in your own community and sharing of experiences.
Accompaniment, Allyship, and Solidarity: A Discussion of Strategies for Movement Building
What does it look like to truly support one another as we work toward social justice? How can we use our privilege to interrupt oppression rather than perpetuate it? What has worked in the past, and what mistakes should we not repeat?
If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Sfirah at (360)352-9716 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We provide the tools parents who may have never seen themselves as leaders to organize actions, projects and initiatives that will strengthen the social safety net. We beleive those most effected by an issue are the most qualified to lead the movement to change it. Our members know their stories are a powerful tool for change and we help them to develop the skills to use those stories effectively.