Below you will find some of our most commonly asked questions. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please email DontKvetch@JoinForJustice.org
Q: What is Don’t Kvetch, Organize!
Don’t Kvetch, Organize! is an online course that teaches the fundamentals of organizing and how we can use community organizing to strengthen our communities and build a more just world. The course is suited for folks who are new to organizing, as well as organizers who would like more formal training.
Q: When is the next time I can register?
Right now! Registration is open for our Fall 2023 cohorts. Click here to get started.
Q: When is the next run of the course?
The next round starts the week of November 6, 2023, and runs for seven weeks through the week of December 18, 2023.
Q: When will the classes meet?
Most of the time, you’ll watch weekly videos and review materials on your own time. The homework assignments are also on your own time. There are a few live cohort calls; we are now finalizing those dates and times. We will update this page when that information is available.
Q: What’s the time commitment?
About three hours each week. There are a few live cohort meetings throughout the course, but most course components are available to watch, read, and review on your own time. There are also written reflection assignments each week, which can be done on your own time.
Q: What about homework?
Homework is included in the estimated three hours per week. The assignments will be a weekly written reflection posted to your cohort’s discussion forum, answering a particular question and applying what you learned that week. You will also be asked to comment on another person’s post, as the discussion forum is meant to be a space where course participants learn from one another.
Q: Do I have to live in a certain area?
Nope! While many course participants live in North America, that is not a requirement. It is worth considering time zone differences for the live cohort meetings. Please reach out if you would like to discuss this further.
Q: How much does it cost?
Thanks to the generous support of our funders, and donations from past DKO participants, we can subsidize the cost of this course. It is offered on a sliding scale of $175-345 based on self-selected income. There is also a discount built-in for early registration.
Q: How accessible is the course?
We are committed to making this course accessible. All course videos have closed captioning, the course webpage and reading materials are accessible to most screen readers, and closed captioning is available for the live cohort calls. We will also ask about your access needs during registration. If you have a specific question or access need, please email DontKvetch@JoinForJustice.org