PELA would like to invite you to participate in the second installment of the Direct City Advocacy Training on Power Mapping, which will be conducted by staff from the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Founded in 1993, LAANE is a recognized leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond.
Organizers (LAANE) will teach a workshop analyzing the role of power in policy-making processes. The agenda will consist of an introduction to LAANE, a case study exploration, and group work to practice the method individually. Students will learn skills necessary to work as researchers, organizers, and administrators in organizations pursuing social justice.
What is Power Analysis?
“Power analysis of the political landscape: Before creating policy options, a thorough analysis of the political landscape is needed so that the policy effort is grounded in reality. Relevant elected officials are mapped according to both their influence and the degree to which they are expected to support or oppose the campaign. Other influential players, including community leaders/organizations, business groups and homeowner organizations, are included in this mapping.“ LAANE, Elements of a Comprehensive Campaign.
If interested, please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/usc.edu/spreadsheets/d/1sMC_jKc-7KlNclNktBAqyHNUveEN69GGBIszp-IW940/edit?usp=sharing
Space is limited to 30 individuals and email confirmations will be sent out next week.
Light refreshments will be served.
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