Hosting a Community Meeting

Before you post your community meeting on the website, we want to share a few quick pieces of information.

1. We've put together a robust toolkit with step-by-step guidelines to help you plan and facilitate your meeting. It includes a sample agenda and helpful handouts. You can get the toolkit here.

2. When you post your meeting on the website, you'll be asked to enter some information, including date, time, and location. 

A. Please include a full address so your meeting appears on the map and people can find it! Note that the address for your event will be public. If you're more comfortable hosting in a public space, we invite you to consider hosting your meeting in a public location such as a library or coffeeshop.

B. Make sure that you list your event on the website. There is a checkbox allowing the events not to be listed, but using this option prevents potential participants from RSVPing and being part of your meeting.

C. Please leave the fields about ticket levels and price empty (these won't display when you're finished).

D. You'll be asked to include a description of your event. Here's a sample description you can copy and paste and customize as you'd like:

I'm hosting a community meeting to bring together friends, family, and neighbors to discuss how we can defend our values, resist the extremist Trump agenda, and engage in direct action.

All across the country, progressive Jews are gathering in similar meetings to build a powerful movement to respond to the threats of Trump’s presidency. I believe that we were made for this moment and that if we pull together, we can overcome the dangers of our new political reality. Sign up to attend the community meeting!

3. If you have any questions, please reach out to Max Socol, Bend the Arc National Organizer, at msocol@bendthearc.us.

4. Make it your own! These community meetings are happening all across the country and by participating you're helping to build a powerful Jewish response to the threats of Trump's presidency. Thank you.