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Virtual Advocacy Training – Using your power to positively influence U.S. foreign policy (Oct. 6, 2022)

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3:00pm – 5:00pm Zoom – Open to the public

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

Special Guests:

Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick FL-20

Guerline Jozef, Founder and Executive Director Haitian Bridge Alliance, Black Immigrants Bail Fund, Cameroon Advocacy Network

Description: For starters—what is policy advocacy and how is it different from, and complementary to, political activism? How can you leverage your power to influence U.S. foreign policy toward Haiti? Moreover, working for justice on any issue, including through policy advocacy, is an exhausting process, as so many different issues are pressing for our time and attention. Learn how to craft an advocacy strategy 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.