The Momentum model merges the traditions of mass protest and structure-based organizing to create a new tradition of organizing in the United States. Following a decade of research by organizer Paul Engler (of the Center for the Working Poor), the Momentum Core Team––organizers from the immigrant rights movement, Occupy Wall Street, the labor movement, the climate justice movement, and more––came together to offer the first pilot training of this material in June 2014. Since then, the demand for this training has grown exponentially, and in just one year our team of highly-committed volunteers has trained over 300 people.
We believe it will take a community of practitioners learning and growing together to develop the movements we need. At the Momentum training, you will join leaders from movements across the country to engage with critical questions about organizing in a rigorous and engaging learning environment.