Kitchen Table Activism

Kitchen Table Activism (KTA) is a monthly project of the Rural Organizing Project. Often building on quarterly themes, short actions are described in each KTA. The theory is that basic steps and tasks can lead to powerful collective results as small groups of people gather to complete the same action throughout the state of Oregon. ROP works to keep the basic tasks easily achievable so that groups with other projects or groups with limited immediate energy can still manage to complete the KTA each month.

Mar 032014
 

Rural Caucus & Strategy Session Our annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session – the place for rural organizers to come together and strengthen our movement in Oregon – will be Saturday, May 3rd in Hood River! WHY THIS ACTIVITY? The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is the biggest day of the year for ROP – it [read more]

 Posted by on March 3, 2014
Feb 042014
 

ROP is Coming to Your Town! What is the Activity? The Rural Organizing Project has heard the call from human dignity groups across the state: you want us in your town and working with your groups, and here we come! Over the next months, ROP staff organizers have committed to the lofty goal of visiting every [read more]

 Posted by on February 4, 2014
Jan 032014
 

What is the Activity? 2014 is going to be our year. We have a momentous ballot this November that will define Oregon and the conversations in our communities for years to come (stay tuned to future ROPnets – we will keep you updated on potential ballot measures). Human dignity groups across the state have ambitious [read more]

 Posted by on January 3, 2014
Nov 032013
 

Dias de los Muertos & the US/Mexico Deaths  What is Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican indigenous holiday that is rooted in Aztec traditions and has been celebrated in Mexico over 2,000 years. It celebrated for two days, November 1st and 2nd. It is not the [read more]

 Posted by on November 3, 2013
Sep 052013
 

What is the Activity?  Getting radical study groups!  This month’s KTA asks you and your group to spend some time thinking about the role direct action can play in our social change work.  Using a recent issue of Yes! Magazine (that quotes ROP Founder Marcy Westerling) and the “Do It Then Defend It” notes from the [read more]

 Posted by on September 5, 2013
Jul 112013
 

National Welcoming Week is September 15 to 22: How will your town participate? Last year, Unidos Building Community kicked off the statewide tour of the Borderless Stories exhibit to celebrate Welcoming Week 2012. Read their story here and plan for how you can participate this year with the July Kitchen Table Activity! WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY? Did you know that [read more]

 Posted by on July 11, 2013
Jun 042013
 

“Social justice organizing–the layering of relationships and networks around a shared vision of a more just world–is inseparable from the act of communicating. At heart, organizing is about communication. Organizers foster dialog through which people come to as hared vision, a shared strategy, and a shared plan for executing that strategy. Dialog establish networks that can gather resources, set priorities, resolve differences, and [read more]

 Posted by on June 4, 2013
Apr 302013
 

Rural Caucus & Strategy Session Do you need a chance to re-energize? Join us in Woodburn on June 8th. WHY THIS ACTIVITY? The Rural Caucus and Strategy Session dates back to the early 1990s and is an annual tradition that brings together the members and leaders of ROP to reflect on our last year and strategize [read more]

 Posted by on April 30, 2013