Candidate Training Boot Camp and Panel Discussion

The Candidate Training Bootcamp will share the basics of running a successful campaign for political office. The NAACP has invited BIPOC leaders throughout Massachusetts to provide their knowledge and experiences with participants in an accelerated, jam-packed training day. After the training, these leaders will participate in a panel discussion about being a person of color in politics.

Speakers/panelists include:

Topics will include:

  • overview & campaign structure,
  • campaign messaging,
  • fundraising,
  • legislating with equity,
  • volunteers, and fieldwork.

The training runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the panel discussion is from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will be livestreamed on the branch’s Facebook page at

A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all training participants and transportation to and from Berkshire Community College will be provided for training participants who need it.

Both events are free and open to all. Berkshire County youth are encouraged to participate in the training and will receive a monetary stipend.

Registration is required for all who participate in the day of training, which you can do here:

This event is sponsored in part by Berkshire Community College.

For more information, please  email


May 13 2023


08:30 AM - 05:00 PM


Free - Registration required


Berkshire Community College
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield MA United States 01201


NAACP, Berkshire County Branch
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