Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Calling all students for Good Mule Project

Remember how "community organizers" were disparaged by certain Republican politicians during the recent election campaign?

But while Sarah Palin wasn't looking, community organizers went out and beat her and McCain's butt.

Over in Albany County, students at the University of Wyoming in Laramie registered voters in record numbers. Now UW is sponsoring The Good Mule Project, "a student-led initiative to increase awareness of social and environmental justice issues, to encourage civic mindedness, and to promote cross-cultural understanding."

It will be held in conjunction with all the Days of Dialogue activities surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at UW.

The Good Mule Project will be held on campus Jan. 24-25. The key word will be CHANGE (sound familiar?) and aims to "develop student leaders who are informed voices for positive social change" (there's that cool word yet again).

Workshops will be held on grassroots organizing, fund-raising, event planning, online organizing, working with the media, "UW Going Green," lobbying, and many others.

Download a copy of the application at or pick one up at the UW Center for Volunteer Service. Applications must be e-mailed to by Dec. 31.

Thanks to Nancy Sindelar's excellent e-mail newsletter for the tip.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.