We are gathering to reflect on our last five years and imagine the change we will create in the next five. We will be equipped and inspired to stand up and speak out for the future our communities deserve. We will celebrate our victories, the leadership that has gotten us this far, dig into our lessons, and create our vision for our next five years.
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center Lanoka Harbor NJ
Saturday November 16 10am – Sunday November 17th 6pm
We’ll be bringing in guest trainers/allies & hearing from our leaders and members. Right now we have confirmed:
Wendoly Marte, Community Change
Tammy Thomas-Miles, Community Change
Janice Fine, School of Management and Labor Relations Rutgers University
Connie Huynh, Peoples Action Institute
More trainer/speaker information and bios to follow and we will update you about new participants.
10 am – 11:45 am Welcome and Opening:
11:45 am – 12pm break and refreshment
12:00pm – 1:45 pm Skills & Training Lunch in rooms
2pm – 3:15 pm Speakers and Panel – People Politics Before Party Politics
3:30pm – 4:45 Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, we stand together.
4:45pm – 6pm Winning solutions
- Ending Overdose in NJ
- Preparing for future storms and flooding
- Sandy recovery
Dinner and closing 6pm – 7pm
9:30am – 10am: Welcome & Recap
10am – 12pm: Sharing the power of our story, experiences, and vision.
12pm – 1pm: Lunch and TBD
1pm – 2pm: Working together for solutions
2pm – 3:45pm: Skills & Training Part 2
4pm – 5pm: Our Future – the next 5 years
5pm – 6pm: Closing and presenting “Stand Up Speak Out” awards
Cost & FAQ:
Can I come for just Saturday or Sunday?
We’re putting together a powerful two day training, and we’d encourage you to attend both days. We know in some instances though that won’t be possible, just check with the organizer who invited you about registering for one day.
Do I have to stay overnight?
Staying over is a great opportunity to get away, connect with other members, and be ready and focused on the weekend. Consider if the commute would add a lot of stress or time. We’d encourage everyone who is comfortable staying over to do so, but understand some people may not choose to. Depending on how many people register to stay overnight, you may have a roommate, we will keep you updated.
Will there be childcare?
If you need it! Please let us know in your application.
Can I help plan or be involved?
So glad you asked. YES. Please let us know in your application.
Can I invite this person I think would be a good team member and benefit?
Sure! Send them the application and give an organizer a heads up about who and why. And thanks for inviting a new person.
What’s the cost?
$40 for the weekend
$20 for two days without staying over
$10 for one day
Scholarships & discounts for members of allied organizations are available.