September 16th will mark the launch a new monthly education program for DC Jobs with Justice. rnrn“We’re really excited about this new initiative,” said Ruth Castel-Branco, organizer with DC JwJ. “The monthly trainings is really an opportunity for organizers to come together, sharpen our organizing tools, develop new leaders in the movement for the rights of working people and of course, to have to fun!” rnrnrnThe Gerry Brittain Education Project incorporates skill building and political education into bite-size 50 minute to 2 hour trainings. “As a coalition, we’re uniquely placed to pool the educational resources of our different members orgs,” added Castel-Branco. “By using a popular education framework, we hope to draw on the experiences of participants, making the trainings more relevant to current struggles.” Popularized by Paulo Freire, popular education emphasizes that trainings must be a dialogue, where participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, strategize how to take action and evaluate their strategies in a transformative process. rnrnThe Gerry Brittain Education Project is free and open to all. rnrnUpcoming trainings include:rnA Continuing Talk on Race: Racism as a Means of Controlling Labor. Busboys and Poets. rnGrassroots Fundraising. rnUnions 101.rnStrategic Campaigns.rnHow DC Government Works.rnMobilization and direct action.rnUnderstanding today’s economy.rnFacing what divides us: building unity across culturesrnrnContact DC JwJ at or 202.974.8281 for a schedule of upcoming training or to find out how you can get involved.