Train the Trainer: Advocacy 101

Dr. Katharine Hill will train students, faculty, and community members to advocate effectively with elected officials and help others make their voices heard

Date & Time:

Thursday, March 30, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Registration:

Admission:

FREE: Please register for planning purposes

Location:

McNeely Hall, MCH 100, University of St. Thomas, 2060 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

PARKING

Anderson Parking Facility, #71 on campus map (at Cretin and Grand).  The Anderson Parking Facility costs $1.50 / hour and is about 2 blocks from McNeely Hall.  You may be able to find street parking, but you do need to pay attention to the signs to make sure you are in 2 hour parking.  Look for street parking on Summit Ave or Grand Ave between Cleveland and Cretin, or on Finn between Summit and Grand.

Dr. Katharine Hill

aka: "Moving from anger to advocacy: concrete steps for making your voice heard (and not losing your mind)"

In the winter of 2017, Dr. Katharine Hill began to facilitate casual but focused 1-hour conversations in peoples' homes and community spaces to help others figure out how to advocate effectively with their elected officials. She walks through questions such as, "how do you figure out who represents you? how you can engage with them? how you can learn more about what they are doing? and, what are some good resources for advocacy?" She found that these small, intimate gatherings were an extremely effective way to help people make the move "from anger to advocacy," with concrete steps and "live" examples (such as making a group conference call to a legislator!).

This train-the-trainer session will help participants prepare to host these mini-salon sessions in their own communities.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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