Welcome to Granite State Organizing Project

The Granite State Organizing Project unites religious congregations, labor unions and concerned individuals to positively impact the quality of life in New Hampshire communities.

GSOP believes that every person has the right to be included in decision making processes within their community.

GSOP starts with our shared faith and democratic values, bringing people together to envision bottom up effective, solutions to community concerns.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

Manchester Chapter
The Manchester Chapter meetings occur at 6pm  at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, 669 Union St., on:

  • Tuesday, February 6

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Nashua Chapter

The Nashua Chapter meetings occur at 6pm  at the Nashua Adult Learning Center, 4 Lake St., on:

  • Monday, February 26th

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Concord Chapter
Come and learn what is happening across the state and in Concord to provide sanctuary and accompaniment; to stand in solidarity with our immigrant community!

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 6  

WHERE:  Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord at 7 pm  

TO RSVP:  Granite state Organizing Project 603-668-8250

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Young Organizers United

2017 Young Organizers United’s Summer Program

The Y.O.U Summer Program is an intense eight-weeks experience featuring two cohorts of programming; the Advocacy Team and the Journalism Team.
Members of the Advocacy Team will learn the different processes of community and youth organizing while working on two Y.O.U. year-round campaigns: Student Representation within MSD Campaign, and the Office of Civil Rights Resolution Agreement Campaign.

The Journalism Cohort will allow members to discover the art of Digital Storytelling through hands on experience, leadership development, and self-exploration. The program will do this through a social justice, grassroots community organizing, and advocacy lens. Youth will develop their writing skills for digital and print media, learn and understand the roles and responsibilities of the news and media in the 21st century, build and manage their own portfolio, take and edit pictures, videos, and podcasts with professional equipment, and  experience different types of Journalism(e.g. Public Relations, Social Media, Photojournalism, Broadcast Journalism, Professional Newswriting, and Investigative Reporting.)

Each team will have 4 members, making a total of 8 youth members in the Y.O.U. Summer Program. All members will receive weekly stipends for travel & other expenses. Members from both teams will be invited to the Nellie Mae Youth Leadership Institute 2017 from August 7th – 9th.
WHEN- June 27th-August 14th
WHERE- 27 Lowell Street, 3rd Floor Granite State Organizing Project office
Any questions should be directed to the Youth & Education Organizers, Adol Mashut and Madeja Stewart.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MICAH AWARDS DINNER

HONORING MICAH IN COMMUNITY ACTION HEROES
DATE: SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018
TIME 6:00 – 8:30PM
HOLY CROSS MANOR
357 ISLAND POND ROAD
MANCHESTER

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God
Individual tickets are $25.00, tables of 8 are $180.00
OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT SARAH JANE AT GSOPSTAFF@GRANITESTATEORGANIZING.ORG
OR 603-668-8250 GSOP, 383 BEECH STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103


Active Bystander Training

In a time when people are quicker to express anger and more likely to be angry at people “not like them”, many of us are seeking tools to respond effectively to such biased anger.

This two-hour training will give you tools and insights to use in such situations and a chance to think about how you might use them. In this highly interactive session we present information, share experiences, and strategize bystander responses to a variety of situations. Participants will learn about roles we all play, what discourages us from acting when we see harm doing, how to move through this resistance, tools to use when we are ready, and basic principles to guide our actions. Please join us!

For more information contact:
Aron DiBacco at 603-668-8250 or
adibacco@granitestateorganizing.org


Immigrant Solidarity Network meeting

These meetings are held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Manchester, right after the Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Rights at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street Manchester at 8:30 am. Contact GSOPstaff@granitestateorganizing.org or 603-668-8250 for further information, or see our calendar (granitestateorganizing.org/calendar) for upcoming events.


FIGHT FOR 15 & 5 MINUTE FRIENDS

Fight for 15!

Join us the 15th of each month*  from 12 pm -1 pm.

  • Nashua-City Hall 229 Main Street Nashua
  • Manchester: Intersection of Elm Street and W. Auburn St. (516 Elm Street) 
  • Concord: Wendy's on 106 Loudon Road 

*Except weekends and holidays. Check our calendar (granitestateorganizing.org/calendar) to confirm dates.

5 Minute Friends

"It is not enough to be compassionate.  YOU MUST ACT." - The Dalai Lama

There is so much injustice in the world that sometimes it is hard to know where or how to begin acting. Begin by committing 5 minutes a month. Sign me up!

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    When you join 5 Minute Friends you will receive a monthly email explaining a simple but powerful task you can complete in five minutes that will help advance our economic justice mission.

    Together we can work for economic justice for all!