The Teach-In is over. What can I do now?

Here’s a toolkit with some key documents.

If you have a nationally-accessible grassroots action that you think should be added to the toolkit at least 1 week in advance of the event, please email amendment@citizen.org.

How can I engage in local organizing?

We have preexisting state and city list-servs that are focused on democracy issues which serve as a good resource for coordinating local actions.

Join the list for your state by clicking on your state name and sending an email to the list moderator:

District of Columbia (DMV area)
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
West Virginia

How do I get to the Teach-In?

The “Getting Here” section of our site has got you covered.
A map of the buildings to help you get around can be found here.

What accommodations are there to make the Teach-In accessible for everyone?

All Souls where the teach-in is centered is now wheelchair accessible on all floors thanks to renovations in the last year. One additional facility being used for some of our panels, Columbia Heights Educational Campus, is as well.

Unfortunately, our 3rd venue space, the Table Church, is not accessible, but there are relatively few sessions planned there and many sessions happening at the same time in handicap accessible locations.

In terms of other types of accessibility, we are actively seeking, but have not yet secured, sign or language translation. The Latinx groups we’re working with are not sure Spanish translation will be necessary at this time, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and consider our options. If we get any sense that additional resources would be helpful (people share their needs on the sign up page for example), we will do our best to meet those needs.

If you have specific accessibility needs, please tell us in the comment box here.

Will food be served at the Teach-In?

We will be serving complimentary snacks, tea and coffee all day and food trucks will be outside All Souls Church from 3-7 p.m. We encourage folks coming from the Women’s March to come directly to the teach-in to grab food before heading to a session, rather than stop downtown and miss more of our awesome panels. We’ve invited the following food trucks: Chef Alex (Mediterranean), Poco Loco (Mexican), Pan Canteen (Thai) and Carnivore BBQ (Barbecue).

Is the Teach-In endorsed by the Women’s March on Washington?

Yes. The Women’s March is a proud endorser of the Jan 21 #WeRise Democracy Teach-In, and we proudly endorse the Women’s March. A complement to the March, the Teach-In provides a warm and safe place for folks to gather to learn more about what they can do to protect the rights they’re marching for.

I have read through the entire website and I still have a question, who do I call?

The Volunteer Coordinator: Denise Woods (202) 588-7899.

For information about how to get to All Souls Church, call (202) 332-5266.

What can’t I bring to the Teach-In?

Please make sure to leave things like Swiss army knives at home, they will not be allowed into certain facilities.

No food or drinks are allowed in the Sanctuary of All Souls Church or the classrooms/auditorium of the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

How can I help spread the word about the Teach-In?

  1. Print and distribute flyers and quarter-sheets across town.
  2. Email your networks encouraging them to join you in attending.
  3. Invite your friends to the Facebook event.
  4. Participate in our Thunderclap.
  5. Share any of the following sample tweets and Facebook posts on social media.
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