Apply to Digital Momentum!

The groundbreaking Momentum Training series has already inspired hundreds of grassroots activists to take the lessons of decades of mass mobilization efforts and turn them into groundbreaking campaigns that bring thousands of new people into the street.

Participants in Momentum trainings come from the most significant movement-building groups in the U.S., including Black Lives Matter, Dream Defenders, BYP100, the immigrant youth movement, Showing Up For Racial Justice,, National People’s Action, PICO, and more.

The Digital Momentum Training will connect the power of the netroots with this growing community of organizers who are already sparking new fights across the country.

Our vision is to bring together dozens of top online organizers to reflect on the lessons of movements like Occupy Wall Street, the movement for Black lives, DREAMers, and many before them to build models of online organizing that support and escalate mass campaigns for justice. Together we will collaborate on new ways to use our tools to build the kinds of movements that shape history.

Want to know more about Digital Momentum? Duncan Meisel shares some of the most important conversations you’ll be a part of over the course of 4 days.

Applications are now closed. 

Date and Location:

September 15-18, 2016

Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY


Training team:


Lead Trainer: Nicole Carty - Nicole Carty is a Senior Campaigner at SumOfUs and a Lead Trainer and Core team member at Momentum.


Paul Engler - Paul Engler is founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, and co-founder of the Momentum Training.


Kate Aronoff - Communications Coordinator, New Economy Coalition, co-founder Swarthmore Mountain Justice, along with the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network.


Max Berger - Max is a co-founder of the Momentum team and IfNotNow, a movement to end American Jewish support for the occupation.


Anjali Cadambi - co-founded the first student fossil fuel divestment campaign, coordinated mediagenic events in the context of the Occupy movement, and helped launch the country’s first student debt strike, and now works at BerlinRosen.


Biola Jeje - is a digital media technician in labor and is based in Washington, D.C. Formerly the Statewide Coordinator for New York Students Rising, she was also involved in national student organizing and Occupy Wall Street. Her writings on movements have appeared in The Nation, InTheseTimes, Alternet, Dollars and Sense, and more. More info available at


Duncan Meisel - Fossil Freeze Coordinator and lead digital campaigner for Keystone XL campaign,

Randall Smith, Founder, PowerLabs

Randall Smith - Randall is the founder of PowerLabs; a consulting firm that helps organizations create open source campaigns that push power to the edges and use the full spectrum of strategic nonviolent action. He's also on the national staff team of Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ.


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