You know what you want to advocate for – now here is your chance to practice your advocacy at the state house and get feedback from seasoned advocates! In this free training from the United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) taking place at the Rhode Island State House, attendees will learn how to navigate the state house for a meeting with a legislator. They will also get a chance to practice – and get feedback – on their advocacy messages from their peers and mentor-advocates. Lastly, they will get a chance to have a mock meeting with Seth Klaiman, Chief of Staff for Congressman Langevin’s Rhode Island office, who will provide feedback and tips. While this training will be focused on the arts and culture community, the skills and knowledge shared by United Way will be relevant for participants advocating any issues of importance to them.
This training is intended for people who have already participated in the Arts and Culture Advocacy 101 Trainings offered in 2019. However, you may still participate if you haven’t attended a 101 – you will want to read through the materials on this page – and complete the What Is Your Arts and Culture Story? handout as well as the Grasstops Exercise found in the United Way Advocacy Toolkit.
UWRI will be presenting this training in partnership with the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.