Assata’s Daughters provides organizing training and opportunities to young Black people for the purposes of escalating the practical experience of those who will contribute to the movement for Black Liberation. We build and work with coalitions throughout the city to tackle city-wide issues that impact the fight for Black Liberation. We build power on the blocks of the neighborhoods where we situate our work.
Responsive Organizing Program
Our responsive organizing program provides a space for young Black people in our base to receive lessons on the tactics and strategies historically utilized to address specific social issues impacting their worlds, like gentrification and displacement, police in schools, and capitalism. During our drop-in hours young Black people can get advice on campaigns they want to launch about specific issues, learn about general strategies and tactics, receive a meal, and gain access to the revolutionary support supplied in Assata’s HomeQuarters including toiletries, sexual health items, and our jobs board. Our goal for the responsive organizing program is to provide a space full of safety, nourishment, mentorship, community, and exposure to core organizing principles.
Core Organizing Training Program
Our core organizing training program provides a space for our young Black membership to escalate their participation in the Black Liberation movement through year-long training while participating in coalition-based city-wide campaigns, and community-based campaigns. As members, those in the core organizing training program receive all membership benefits including stipends, targeted individualized revolutionary support, voting power, and paid monthly community outings.
Environmental Justice Program
Our environmental justice program highlights self-sustainability as an integral part of Black liberation and provides a space for our young Black membership specifically interested in organizing around environmental justice. Located off of King Drive in Washington Park, our community garden provides us with the opportunity to engage youth and local community members in learning about the basics of gardening, land conservation, food justice, and the importance of self-sustainment as a tool of resistance. Young people who participate receive training in urban farming and food justice. Participants will manage the garden, and execute community engagement programming. As members, those in this program receive all benefits including stipends, targeted individualized revolutionary support, voting power, and paid monthly community outings.
Youth Organizers Program
Our youth organizers program provides a space for our members who have completed the core organizing training program to learn to lead organizing efforts. Members must apply for these roles. Through the youth organizers program young people will have the opportunities to direct and take leadership roles in campaigns while being provided mentorship and feedback. Youth organizers will receive intensive organizing training, stipends, monthly bus passes, and a summer trip. Additionally, youth organizers are apart of the Leaders’ Circle and have access to those benefits.