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@SoJust Skillshare: Make Your Voice Matter with Lawmakers

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@SoJust Skillshare: Make Your Voice Matter with Lawmakers

Time: April 1, 2013 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Third Sector New England
Street: 89 South Street
City/Town: Boston
Event Type: workshop, skillshare, author, talk
Organized By: Socializing for Justice
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2013

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Event Description

Even one call, letter or email expressing concern about an issue can get your lawmaker's attention. Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on how to Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers on April 1st, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Register at http://www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary
This empowering session is for people who care about social justice and want to eliminate the root causes of social problems and inequities. The workshop focuses on easy ways to share opinions with public officials who can make a difference. Learn what carries weight with lawmakers and the key role constituents play. Discover how to adapt your interpersonal skills to influence lawmakers’ thinking and votes. Find out how to grab your lawmaker’s attention in just a few minutes a month. Leave with the skills and confidence to act on your beliefs.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
Miriam Stein, MSW, is an experienced advocacy trainer, consultant and speaker. She is committed to helping people from all walks of life become comfortable expressing their views to lawmakers. Her recent book, Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary is based on a unique curriculum Miriam developed for her advocacy workshops.
Miriam is the Advocacy Consultant to the Interfaith Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness. Previously, she was Director of Governmental Affairs at the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter and Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. She heads the Diversity Advisory Committee to the Superintendent of Schools in Arlington, MA and was co-chair of Arlington’s Diversity Task Group for more than ten years. Learn more about Miriam and her book at http://www.makeyourvoicematter.com.

*DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities. http://bit.ly/tweyZQ
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Socializing for Justice - http://www.sojust.org
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).

With 2250+ members and 6+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston, Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and past event photos!

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