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Upcoming Events

~Save the Date~

September 9, 2017

8:30AM - 5PM

(Located at the YWCA of Central Maine in Lewiston)

Organized by The For Us, By Us Fund

Sponsored by Resources for Organizing and Social Change

Co-Sponsored by Southern Maine Worker's Center

Since the 2016 election and the inauguration, people in Maine have been mobilizing around racial justice and racial equity. Black and other People of Color (PoC) Maine activists have been using the momentum from this mobilization to empower Black people and other People of Color in the state. White Maine activists have been affirming their anti-racist commitments by supporting Black and PoC initiatives and joining White, anti-racist organizations. Ideally, the energy from this mobilization will be transformed into grassroots efforts that will create lasting change for Black people and People of Color living in Maine. This year’s Changing Maine gathering will build upon this energy. 

The day will be comprised of two half-day workshops, with a break for lunch and networking. Black attendees and other attendees of color will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on revolutionary love, combating internalized oppression, and organizing/collaborating across racial/ethnic differences. White attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on deconstructing whiteness and creating racially equitable organizing spaces.

***To register and reserve your spot, click here.***

To pay your registration fee online or for more information on registration fees, click here.

Cost on a sliding scale basis, so all can attend.

Childcare offered.

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For more information about the event, call or email Sass Linneken at 207-607-2571; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 ~Save the Date~

September 29 - October 1, 2017

14th Annual

GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops)

New England Weekend

**Strategies for Social Change**

Pine Tree Camp, Rome Maine
(Near Belgrade Lakes in Central Maine)

Learn about organizing, enjoy beautiful surroundings and healthy food, network with old friends and meet new ones with similar interests.

Workshops this year will focus on how to strategize to build lasting and impactful grassroots campaigns. Workshops this year include:

-Strategy Development/Crafting a Campaign Plan

-Centering Directly Affected Communities

-Influencing Public Policy

-Theater of the Oppressed

-Organizing Democratically

-Building Diverse Groups/Coalitions

-Grassroots Organizing 101

***Click here to register and reserve your spot!***

For more information contact Sass Linneken at 207-607-2571, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Current Project Highlights

 Changing Maine Directory


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.


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