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Upcoming Events

Come to the 24th Annual

Changing Maine

Exploring Diversity of Tactics in Maine Movements

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

8:30AM - 5PM

(Viles Arboretum, Augusta ME) 

Join us for a day of exploring what it means to use a diversity of tactics in your organizing and campaigns, and how our different choices impact our coalition building. Changing Maine is an annual meet up of roughly 80-100 organizers, activists, and nonprofit workers who come together to explore different topics that affect social change. This year's theme will explore:

  • What tactics are and how we use them
  • How tactics help us make change
  • What the concept of "Diversity of Tactics" is and what its role has been historically
  • How power, privilege, and oppression play a role in what tactics people feel are necessary
  • How to disagree when we clash with others' choices in tactics
  • How to work through big tensions to help keep our movements connected and strong
  • and more!

Please stay tuned for updates on how to register! 

For more information contact Sass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Current Project Highlights

Mindful Queer Collective

www.MindfullyQueer.org

Mindful Queer Collective's mission is to work together for the rights of the queer and trans community. We organize transgender, queer, and marginalized people of all ages into closer communities. We host gatherings to build community, network for advocacy, and support each other. We help each other meet basic needs, resist toxic norms, and practice physical and psychological survival skills. We develop models for rural organizing and community resilience, and start programs that get decentralized and continue without us as authority. We are water and soil for the grassroots.

We currently host a weekly drop-in for LGBTQIA+ youth at the CM Bailey Public Library in Winthrop every Thursday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Youth from middle school age up to 21 years old are welcome to drop in at any time during these hours to hang out in a safe space with like-minded people. We are hoping to have drop-ins in other locations in Maine as well - if you are interested in getting one started in your area, please contact us! We can currently be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Changing Maine Directory

www.ChangingMaine.org

Maine's grassroots resource for non-profits and change agents

Visit the Changing Maine Directory (CMD) to see an extensive list of non-profit organizations and grassroots groups working to make Maine a healthier, more just, more peaceful place. Each listing includes detailed descriptions and the most up-to-date contact information for over 1,500 non-profit, grassroots, progressive, social change and social service organizations throughout Maine. Previously called the Maine Alternative Yellow & Green Pages, since 1986 ROSC has continuously worked to keep this directory's entries current, accurate and relevant to help empower folx looking to create positive, meaningful social change.

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Down to Earth Storytelling Project

  

ROSC is a proud fiscal sponsor of Andy Burt's Down to Earth Storytelling Project, which is capturing stories on film that can connect people everywhere to the growing climate justice movement. The film will be the centerpiece of a larger project meant to inspire, motivate, and move people to act on climate in their own communities. Some of the plans of this project include:

  • The creation of a journaling workbook that draws from the filmed stories and may guide people into deeper personal and community commitment to climate and social justice activism
  • A four-week experience that includes four workshops featuring the film, invited guest activists, visioning exercises, and time for sharing workshop participants' own stories arising out of daily journaling in the workbook guide.
  • A virtual workshop experience similar to the one described above.
  • A two-hour workshop including the film and time for reflection on filmed stories that spoke to audience members.
  • A handout with opportunities for further reflection and action steps and resources.  

 To help contribute to the project, please click here.

ROSC is a proud member of MaineShare