Will County Resistance hosting resource fair Aug. 26

8/16/2017, 2:54 p.m.
The event will include forty advocacy organizations and encourage residents to take action on issues that impact them.

Will County Resistance is introducing local residents to 40 community activist organizations at its Resource Fair, to be held at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn on Saturday, August 26, from 10 am to 4 pm.

The fair will connect local people to progressive organizations and their employment and volunteer opportunities. These participating organizations seek to grow their grassroots support and build advocacy efforts by transforming attendees’ social and political concerns into constructive action. Groups represent diverse interests, from environmental, youth, economic justice, and civil rights to Democratic campaigns, gun control, and faith.

A “science fair” setting will allow participants to interact with a wide range of organizations. In addition, there will be training sessions throughout the day on topics ranging from the basics of grassroots organizing to how to run for office. Topics include How to Do Grassroots Lobbying, Climate Change, Science not Politics, Messaging, Stay on the Ballot, and Misogyny in the 21st Century.

Jackie Traynere of Bolingbrook, Will County Board Member and Resistance Fair co-chair, notes that the event is designed to empower people to take constructive action on the issues of most concern to them.

“This fair is a great way to connect progressive organizations fighting on the front lines with a new generation of activists,” says Traynere. “I believe the residents of Will County want to get involved when we identify avenues to maximize our impact.”

The event is free to attendees. The Bolingbrook Holiday Inn is at 205 Remington Road, Bolingbrook.