Advocacy, How Does It Work? A Perspective from a College Campus
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE IN ENGLISH ONLY
Learn how to advocate and reach out to various types of people of all demographics by hearing the story of a young woman from Arizona studying political science at Orange Coast College planning to transfer to a UC institution in the fall of 2019. Sharing her journey and experience in advocacy will inspire and help guide people who want to get started in advocacy work. Attendees will hear about how advocacy on a college campus works and how college-age youth become involved in advocating for changes in public policy even if it is not about public health.
The session will touch on the importance of being a constituent representative and using that power to lobby (or advocate) for the issue at hand. Speakers will highlight the importance of intersectionality and how it ties into your role when advocating for public health policy. The session will end by emphasizing the importance of networking with everyone, whether they are in your line of advocacy or not.