Democracy School is MIRA’s signature capacity-building program for organizers, offered as full- and half-day workshops every summer in partnership with MIRA members across the Commonwealth. We also lead “mini-Democracy Schools” on priority issues such as the 2020 U.S. Census and getting out the immigrant vote.
The goal of Democracy School is to build advocates’ understanding of the systems we’re trying to influence – from City Hall, to the Legislature, to the federal government – and provide practical training on organizing and power-building techniques that can be applied in the field right away.
We also provide overviews of key state- and federal-level policy issues that MIRA is working on, and invite advocates to join our campaigns.
Whether you’re a young activist just getting started, a seasoned community organizer delving into immigration matters for the first time, or a service provider interested in getting involved in advocacy, Democracy School offers a chance to build your skills, connect with like-minded people in your community, and make a bigger impact.