Across time and place, religious leaders and people of faith have been inspired and impelled to speak out in the public square. To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Plymouth Congregational UCC present Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. This two-session workshop introduces participants to the challenges and opportunities for congregational engagement in advocacy; explores the many forms advocacy can take, and trains participants in the nuts and bolts of advocacy – how to write a Letter to the Editor or an Op-ed; how to conduct an advocacy campaign; how to present testimony before a school board or a legislative committee hearing; and how to make a lobby visit to your elected official.
Session 1: Thursday March 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm – In-person advocacy: presenting testimony, making lobby visits
Session 2: Thursday April 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm – Nuts & bolts of advocacy; effective letter writing
(Note: you can attend one or both sessions)
Plymouth Congregational UCC, 2401 Atwood Avenue (corner of Ohio Avenue); Street parking, except handicap parking available behind the church (accessed by Somers Avenue)
Free (free-will offering for WI Faith Voices for Justice welcomed)
Limited Spaces RSVP to email@example.com or 608-249-1537 by March 16