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 October 3

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Nashua Chapter

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

  • Monday September 18

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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, June 13, 2017 11 am – 1 pm

WHERE:  Bow Mills United Methodist Church in Bow, NH

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

Click here for more information on our Concord Chapter.

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

GSOP Annual General Meeting

Dear GSOP Member,

I hope you will be able to join me on Sunday November 12th from 2:00 to 4:30 at the GSOP Annual General Meeting. As you know, the Annual Meeting is a time for us to reflect on the success and challenges of the past year, celebrate together and build toward our shared future.

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Active Bystander Training – Nashua NH

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond Road
Nashua, NH

Join GSOP and United Way to learn how to be an “active bystander!” This training will be available in both Spanish and English.

Dinner will be served and there is no cost to attend. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food. To get more information and register Click here or call 603-864-0202.

Active Bystander training is a short, interactive opportunity to think about what you would do if you witness someone doing harm to another.

Active Bystander training helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze the situation and their options, and evaluate the consequences of their actions. It increases bystanders’ effectiveness by teaching how we each can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Instead of becoming complicit through remaining passive, participants learn the competencies they need to decide to take action when they witness something they feel is troubling, unfair, or wrong. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer, it means taking responsible action to help people in need.


Come join MomsRising and GSOP!

(Children very much welcome!)
Saturday, November 4, from 5-6:30 pm
USA Ninja Challenge, 444
East Industrial Park Drive, #4, Manchester
We’ll provide pizza and drinks!

We are looking for some New Hampshire Ninja Warriors!!! We are inviting awesome Moms and kids for a day of Ninja fun at USA Ninja Challenge in Manchester, NH on November 4 from 5-6:30. Come and join us for a conversation about the issues facing your family, while your kids practice their ninja moves with the staff of USA Ninja Challenge. Together.

To RSVP and for more info: nglynn@granitestateorganizing.org or christina@momsrising.org

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Manchester School Board Candidates Forum

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
UNH Manchester 88 Commercial Street, Room 201
Manchester NH, 03103
RSVP: (603)668-8250

Who will lead our City? Who will lead our Board of School Committee?
Public education is a leading issue in our City. We invite you to stand with us in a fight for better Education for ALL Manchester students.


FIGHT FOR 15 & 5 MINUTE FRIENDS

Fight for 15!

Join us:

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from  12 pm -1 pm    

  • Nashua-City Hall 229 Main Street Nashua

Monday, October 16, 2017 from 12pm-1pm

  • Manchester: Intersection of Elm Street and W. Auburn St. (516 Elm Street) 
  • Concord: Wendy's on 106 Loudon Road 

 

5 Minute Friends

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    Together we can work for economic justice for all!