Advocating Together: Promotores at the Head of the Advocacy Table
Typically the work of promotores has centered around health prevention, but promotores are the movers and shakers of any community, and can get people to any event and advocacy table. The workshop seeks to highlight the importance of promotores in policy and advocacy because of their expertise on the needs of their community, and their knowledge about the community itself. The importance of engaging in policy and advocacy has in recent times shown us the stakes, and what happens when our communities are disengaged, but it has also shown us great examples of how changes can be made if people are working together. Workshop participants will work through conversations to learn from peers, and will leave with a toolkit for how to apply this to their current efforts.
- Define advocacy in a variety of contexts; local, state, and national levels, political and non-political.
- Identify opportunities for advocacy in their communities.