We believe that access to resources, information, and professional development are critical to the success of our collective power-building project, and RadSessions are a space for just that: to share what we know with other communicators all over the world.
During the early years of RadComms, we organized RadSessions, which are 60 minute peer-to-peer learning sessions where we share what we know with other communicators all over the world. This allows us to learn relevant information from people doing the work, get up to speed on framing and messaging about issues that intersect, and innovate on strategies to make the world more just. In the past, we have had sessions that included earned media and media ethics, podcasting for beginners, and a three-part training on the fundamentals of being a nonprofit consultant.
We took a break during 2020–2021 to focus on taking care of ourselves, kickstarting the RadComms anthology, bringing on a new leadership team and network coordinator, and building a new interactive website (November 2021). We’re excited to announce that we are bringing RadSessions back! Now that we have additional network capacity, we want to know what you desire to learn and teach.
We’re interested in all types of topics—from issue-specific political education on things like Universal Basic Income, to tactical skills like how to write an op-ed that will get published, to how to develop a theory of change.
As a network, we center the needs, voices, and experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latine, AAPI, transgender, gender-nonconforming, nonbinary, intersex, queer, disabled, immigrant, cash-poor, and others excluded from traditional-establishment nonprofit spaces. We encourage these folks to lead and strongly encourage all RadSession presenters to consider the racial and class implications (among others) of their presentation content. We’re all learning and growing, so if you have questions about what this means, email us.
To gain access to #RadSessions, join the network.