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Advocacy Day Workshop Sustainable Political Advocacy (October 21, 2021)

Atelye Jounen Pledwari Pledwari Politik Dirab (21 oktòb 2021)

This event was part of the Haitian Studies Association’s 33rd Annual Conference “Nou La Pi Rèd Toujou! Embodying a New Praxis”.

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1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Alan Yarborough, Church Relations Officer, Office of Government Relations of The Episcopal Church and chair, Haiti Advocacy Working Group

Special Guest: Congresswoman Ayanna S. Pressley

Description: For starters—what is policy advocacy and how is it different from, and complementary to, political activism? Moreover, working for justice on any issue, including through policy advocacy, is an exhausting process, especially in complex contexts like Haiti. As so many issues are pressing for our time and attention, we risk burnout and being overworked. Learn how to craft an approach to policy advocacy that also acknowledges the need for self-care and maintaining energy for long-term, effective engagement. Attendees will come away with best practices for advocacy and a deeper understanding of various advocacy tools and how to use them.