We've all heard the saying: "be the change you want to see." But they never talk about the hardcore planning and power analysis that's required to bring about that change. Facilitated by writer and advocate Sesali Bowen, this training will help identify practical issues, targets, and allies in addition to mapping out a winnable strategy to win victories. Come learn some of the basic principles of direct actions, grassroots organizing and change the way you meet adversity! Lunch is provided. Please RSVP at go.illinois.edu/DirectAction. Presenter Sesali Bowen is a published writer, trainer, and advocate for Black girls everywhere. A Chicago South Side native, she has combined her first-hand experience as an "around the way girl" with a hip hop feminist, reproductive, and social justice framework to inform, share, and build knowledge about identity politics and the intersections of lived experiences. Currently, she works as the training director at the United States Student Association and blogs for Feministing.com.