Celebrate Our 1st Graduating Movement Tech Cohort!

Join us December 11 as we celebrate the graduation of our first cohort of the Movement Technology Fellowship (MTF)! The fellowship prepares participants as technology leaders for their organizations, who can provide trainings, support, and develop new tools.

Five fellows from Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, and Oakland Rising are completing our 9-month long program that trains organizers from our collaborative partner organizations to utilize and develop technological tools. The MTF is expanding the capacity of on-the-ground movement leaders who understand their communities, but want to learn how to leverage technology to increase their organization’s impact. Fellows received training in developing their technical capacity with a focus on web and tech admin fundamentals, online organizing, and developing new applications. They have worked on immediate solutions to technical and technological problems within their organizations and identified long term goals to enhance organizing. The fellows received bilingual instruction, worked with Spanish speaking mentors, participated in a hackathon, and met monthly with thought leaders in technology and social justice.

The highlight of the event will be lightning talks presented by each fellow to showcase their accomplishments. Read our post from April to learn about who our fellows are and their projects.

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 3 to 5pm
Location: Oakstop, 274 14th Street, Downtown Oakland
Food will be provided.

The celebration will also serve to recruit participants from our partner organizations for the 2019 cohort.

Cohort #2 Overview:

  • Stipend: $30,000/person
  • Duration: 9 mo.
  • Application period Nov. 2018 to Dec. 15, 2019
  • Program term: Jan. to Oct. 2019
  • Eligible applicants: members, employees or volunteers of Oakland Rising partner organizations

To inquire about joining the 2019 cohort, email Nemo at nemo[at]oaklandrising[dot]org.

For information about sponsoring our event, email Beth at beth[at]oaklandrising[dot]org.

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