Engaging Elected Officials – How to Become a Community Activist – Twin Cities Region

March 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Arc- Minnesota
2446 University Ave W #110
St Paul, MN 55114

This brown bag panel discussion will help you learn best practices for how to effectively share stories and information with elected officials as a community activist.

The objectives of the training are:
*Understand how individuals from the community have engaged with elected officials
* Learn best practices in engaging elected officials – collectively and individually
* Hear success stories about effective engagement
* Find out how to form or join existing community advocacy groups

There will be a Panel Discussion with the following people:
* Antonietta Giovanni – parent of an adult son with autism and community activist
* Nikki Villavicencio – parent who has a disability, Maplewood Parks & Recreation Commission
* Caren Gallagher – retired teacher, activist in Stand Up, Indivisible and other groups
* Juliana Keen – from Lutheran Social Services will be representing This Is Medicaid, a coalition of groups who are committed to defending the Medicaid program from cuts or changes that hurt the program.


If you are in need of interpretive services or accommodations, please contact The Arc Minnesota with your request two weeks prior to the event.

Haddii aad u baahantahay turjubaan ama waafaajin, fadlan la so xariir Arc Minnesota mudo oo laba asbuuc ka hor maalinti dhacdo.

Yog koj xav tau ib tug neeg txais lus los yog xav tau kev pab lwm yam hu rau Arc Minnesota ob lub lim tiam ua ntej.

Si usted necesita servicios de intérprete o acomodaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con The Arc Minnesota con su petición dos semanas antes del acontecim

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