2019 VEA Reggie Smith Organizing School

2019 VEA Reggie Smith Organizing School

Are you looking to retain and grow your membership in your Local Union? Well, we’ve got the opportunity for VEA members who are currently employed in a public school district! Join your fellow union members at the Reggie Smith Organizing School. This informative and fun event runs July 17-19 at the University of Richmond. Our theme is, “Educate, Agitate, Organize!”

You will have the option to check-in on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm or Wednesday, July 17 from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. If you choose to check-in on Tuesday, please note that dinner is on your own. Also note that if you are not able to arrive by 8:00 pm on Tuesday then you will not be able to check into your dorm room until Wednesday.

We have two optional fellowship events available! Pre-registration is required.
•We will offer a special workshop called “Finding Peace Within” that will feature deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra), deep breathing (Pranayama), meditation, self-massage, and stress management strategies.
•There will be an evening social offered so that you can unwind and spend time with your Union Brothers and Sisters.

You will leave our three-day organizing institute with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to improve the working conditions where you live and work. Veteran organizers and seasoned colleagues will lead the training. Consider attending with a group of members from your Local as a team!!

When you register for the Reggie Smith Organizing School, you’ll select one class to attend - either register for the first-year program, second-year program, or third-year program. See registration details and class descriptions below.

RSOS costs $50.00 per person and includes conference registration, materials, parking, lodging and meals. The fee must be paid by all participants regardless of commuter status. Pre-payment is required.

For more information about RSOS, contact VEA's Breanne Armbrust, at 800-552-9554, Ext. 334.

The deadline to register is April 1, 2019.