Application Information and Instructions<

Amandla is a series of organizing trainings designed to provide a strong foundation in the core skills and principles of building people power.                     TRAINING DATES: March 16 - 20

Amandla Fundamentals ($500) is a four day course and is the basis of our organizer training. It focuses on unleashing your leadership and orienting you towards the work of building power. If you are new to organizing or looking to "get back to basics," this is the place to begin. Amandla Fundamentals is a prerequisite for taking Amandla Praxis. If you are accepted to the course scholarships are available based on financial need.

Amandla Praxis ($1,500) is a five day course, which provides on the ground experience applying organizing skills and principles to a live campaign. We generally focus on a single organizing skill and use live experience and coaching to refine it continuously during our time together. If you are accepted to the course scholarships are available based on financial need. (The application will be available SPRING of 2020)

Amandla courses are open to Black organizers currently working with an organization, with priority given to organizations whose director or lead organizer has attended BOLD. Please be aware that applicants must have the explicit support of their organization and supervisor in order to participate.

We are committed to disability justice inside of BOLD. A disability justice framework “understands that all bodies are unique and essential, that all bodies have strengths and needs that must be met. We know that we are powerful not despite the complexities of our bodies but because of them. We understand that all bodies are caught in these bindings of ability, race, gender, sexuality, class, nation state, and imperialism and we cannot separate them” ~ Patte Berne

Please NOTE: This application is ONLY for the AMANDLA FUNDAMENTALS course:
Please answer all of the questions below as accurately as possible. Only applications received by 11:59pm PST on January 27, 2020 will be considered. You will be notified by February 16, 2020 whether you will be in the 2020 Amandla Fundamentals cohort. 

We look forward to reading your application.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Optional - Identity Information 

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* 3. Provide your supervisor, director, or lead's contact information. By providing this information, you affirm that you have the permission and support of your organization to apply for this course.

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* 4. Full attendance is required. Will you be able to attend all of the training days?

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* 5. How do you define organizing?

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* 6. Explain your current work (paid and/or unpaid) as an organizer.

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* 8. What do you hope to gain or accomplish (personal, organizational) by participating in Amandla?

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* 9. What, if any, life or organizing experiences motivated you to apply?

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* 10. What skills and qualities do you believe are your strengths? 

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* 11. What do you consider to be your growth edges or challenges in organizing? 

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* 12. What else should we know about your interest in organizing and/or this program?

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* 13. Have you participated in any of the BOLD training programs?

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* 14. Are there physical, emotional and/or psychiatric states of being might impact your participation in our program? (Answer question 14 ONLY if you answered yes here)

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* 15. What systems of support do you currently have in the event that a significant challenge occurs? (ONLY answer if you answered Yes to the above question)

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* 16. How did you hear about this training? 

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* 17. Please provide at least 2 references for your application. Provide their Full Name, Organization, Email, and Phone number

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