Sunrise has a variety of trainings available for people to learn, grow, share skills, and unify the movement. There are lots of opportunities coming up for people of all levels of experience — check them out!

Sunrise 101 Series

Are you excited about Sunrise and want to learn more about the movement? Come to our 3-part online orientation series to learn our strategy, structure, story and principles so that you are fully equipped to take leadership in Sunrise wherever you are. We ask that everyone attend Sunrise 101 if they are actively involved in a hub, holding a role, or just interested! No need if you have attended an in-person orientation training.

**Please understand by registering you are committing to attend all three sessions.




Sunrise Art Action Skills Training


The training will split time approximately equally between three overlapping skill sets:

  1. Strategic Design Thinking: We'll practice thinking like a cultural organizer and build skills for telling sunrise's story in the street and in public.

  2. Arts Production: We'll build skills for making on-point visuals for Sunrise movement--including basics of stencil making and banner painting, and how to run a successful participatory  art build for people of all skills and abilities.

  3. Action Staging: We'll grow our capacity to work with a crew to create actions that are both energetic and compelling in the moment, and then mediagenic and legible in the press.


This is a training for active members of Sunrise who are either interested in making and staging action props for the movement, or already taking on that role and looking to level up their skills and connect to other visually inclined sunrisers around the country.


  • Application Deadline: April 3rd @ midnight EST

  • Applicants will be accepted or waitlisted by email on April 6th

  • Applicants must claim their spot in the training by April 10th


** Location: College Park, Maryland (DC Metro Area)

** Dates: Friday, May 3rd- Sunday, May 5th

** Times: Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-4pm


Sunrise Leaders of Color Training


Sunrisers that identify as a person of color. (Note: if you self-identify as a person of color, you are welcome to apply for this training! People of color come from diverse backgrounds and have a diverse array of experiences. Whether you are mixed race, adopted, or white-passing, we welcome you to apply.


  • Application Deadline: April 15th @ midnight EST


  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Dates: Friday, May 24th — Sunday, May 26th

  • Times: Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-5pm


Sunrise Leadership Trainings

Weekend-long Sunrise leadership trainings are being planned across the country. Confirmed trainings will be posted as they are confirmed with registration info. These trainings will help hubs and regions scale up leadership and carry out local Green New Deal campaigns. To attend, participants must have completed Sunrise 101 or attended an in-person orientation training. Email to request a leadership training or an orientation training for your hub. You must be able to recruit 25 people to receive in-person training support.

Upcoming leadership training: PHILADELPHIA

  • LOCATION:  Philadelphia, PA

  • DATES:  Friday, April 26 - Sunday April 28

  • TIMES:  Friday 6pm-8:30pm; Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-6pm

For any questions, contact


Sunrise Orientation Trainings

In person orientation trainings are meant to  to introduce the culture and strategy of Sunrise to our region, and provide young leaders with the skills they need to participate in actions, hold leadership roles, and help grow the movement. It will also provide a deeper understanding of the Green New Deal campaign, why we need a Green New Deal in our states, and how we plan to win. You do not need to have any experience with Sunrise to attend an orientation training. An in-person orientation training can supplement Sunrise 101 online orientation training.

Upcoming orientation training: BAY AREA, CA

  • LOCATION:  TBD within San Francisco or Oakland

  • DATES:  Saturday May 4

  • TIME: All day

 For any questions contact

Upcoming orientation training: KEENE, NH

  • LOCATION:  Keene, NH

  • DATES:  Saturday April 6 - Sunday April 7

  • TIMES:  Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-3:30pm

 For any questions contact

Upcoming orientation training: PROVIDENCE, RI

  • LOCATION:  Providence, Rhode Island

  • DATE: Saturday, April 13

  • TIMES:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; lunch and snacks will be provided.

Application deadline: 4/9 @ 11:59 p.m.

 For any questions contact