Democracy School is MIRA’s signature capacity-building program for organizers, offered as full- and half-day workshops every summer in partnership with MIRA members across the Commonwealth. We also lead “mini-Democracy Schools” on priority issues such as the 2020 U.S. Census and getting out the immigrant vote.

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Iman Ali, left, a 2019 Summer Organizing Fellow, leads a discussion at Democracy School Lowell.

The goal of Democracy School is to build advocates’ understanding of the systems we’re trying to influence – from City Hall, to the Legislature, to the federal government – and provide practical training on organizing and power-building techniques that can be applied in the field right away.

We also provide overviews of key state- and federal-level policy issues that MIRA is working on, and invite advocates to join our campaigns.

Whether you’re a young activist just getting started, a seasoned community organizer delving into immigration matters for the first time, or a service provider interested in getting involved in advocacy, Democracy School offers a chance to build your skills, connect with like-minded people in your community, and make a bigger impact.

Find postings for Democracy Schools sessions and register on our Eventbrite page.